Freedom Friday: Potato Bean Noodle Salad

December 20, 2013

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There are just some days that I just cannot decide what I am in the mood for; can you guess what kind of day today was? I wanted french fries and balsamic dressing, beans (I never don’t want beans), and I had a craving for some cold noodles….hmm, what to do? Ah, yes! It is Freedom Friday, let’s create a recipe linking these together in one giant bowl of noodle salad goodness! Here is my newest addition to the Freedom Friday recipe bunch: the Potato Bean Noodle Salad, or just plain “Kate’s Indecisive Salad,” it’s your choice. Either way, enjoy it and rejoice in its healthiness and its lack of allergens! Happy Friday!

 

Potato Bean Noodle Salad

1 package (around 16 oz. ) of rice noodles (buckwheat noodles work well too)

1 small onion, diced

1/2 cup red kidney beans

1/2 cup chickpeas

1 large potato, cubed

1 tbsp. olive oil

4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

sea salt and black pepper to taste

 

Preheat oven to 350F, place potato cubes on an oiled cookie sheet, sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper and place in oven

Cook noodles to package directions and then strain and run under cold water

Heat oil in heavy bottomed pan and saute onions until browned; lower heat and add beans, cover pan

Add noodles to pan and drizzle the mixture with 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar, continue to stir well

Remove from heat and let cool for about 15 minutes, mix in potatoes

Let mixture cool, cover, then move to refrigerator for about an hour

Remove, sprinkle with remaining balsamic vinegar and enjoy!

 

Happy Friday!

More Allergen-free recipes: Sweet Holiday Sugar Cookies

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Chickpea Mashed Potatoes

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Contributing Editor Kate Coffey is the founder of Forever Fascinated Blog, a vegan, the lucky co-parent to Miss Wednesday the Wonder Pup, a French speaking/lover of anything French U.S. Army Wife who is on a mission to spread the good word about living life to its fullest! You can also follow Kate on her Instagram and vegan organic pet treat shop, Wednesday Cafe.

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