Green bean and sesame seed salad

Green bean and sesame seed salad
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Hands on time 15 mins

This green bean salad, served simply with sesame seeds, is an ideal vegetarian side salad and ready in just 15 minutes.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
73kcals
Fat
5.2g (0.8g saturated)
Protein
2.9g
Carbohydrates
3.7g (2.5g sugars)
Salt
Trace salt
Calories
73kcals
Fat
5.2g (0.8g saturated)
Protein
2.9g
Carbohydrates
3.7g (2.5g sugars)
Salt
Trace salt

Ingredients

  • 500g fine green beans, trimmed
  • Small bunch of fresh mint
  • Small bunch of fresh flatleaf parsley
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 small red onion, very finely chopped

Method

  1. Cook the green beans in a large saucepan of boiling water for 4-5 minutes, until tender. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, place the mint and flatleaf parsley in a small food processor and whizz until finely chopped. Add the vinegar and olive oil and some salt and pepper and whizz again, until combined.
  3. Add the herb dressing to the beans along with the sesame seeds and red onion and toss together well. Set aside to cool, then cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

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