Green Beans Salad Recipe
A healthy side dish in which crunchy green beans are tossed together with a few spices and garnished with lime juice and nuts
Green Beans Salad is a healthy side dish in which crunchy green beans are tossed together with a few spices and garnished with lime juice and nuts. This is a simple no-onion/garlic recipe made with ingredients easily available in the pantry. You can use fresh coconut instead of the desiccated coconut and use nuts of your choice (cashew nuts, pine nuts etc) for garnish. Use fresh, tender green beans for best results. You can make and keep the green beans salad for some time, so that the flavours mingle well which also makes it a great dish to make for potlucks or dinner parties.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Salad recipes such as :
- 250 grams Green beans (French Beans) , ends trimmed and cut in half
- 2 tablespoon Dessicated Coconut
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 7 Curry leaves
- 2 Dry Red Chillies , broken into pieces
- Salt , to taste
- 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
- Slivered Almonds (Badam) , for garnish
How to make Green Beans Salad Recipe
To begin making the green beans salad recipe, first steam the green beans for 4 to 5 minutes till they are just cooked and are still crunchy. Cool them down.
Toast the desiccated coconut in a small pan for a minute or till it just starts to turn brown.
Cool and add the coconut to the green beans in a mixing bowl.
Heat oil in the heavy bottomed pan. Add the mustards seeds and once they splutter add the cumin seeds.
Add the chillies and sauté for a few seconds. Take the pan off the heat and add the hing and curry leaves.
Add this tadka to the green beans. Add salt, lemon juice and toss everything together.
Keep for half an hour, garnish with the almond flakes and serve. Serve Green Beans Salad along with Penne Pasta Arrabiata and end it with Mascarpone Fruit Dessert Recipe for a delicious weekend dinner.