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Asian-style raw green bean salad

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Asian-style raw green bean salad

Side Serves 2 15 min
Raw beans can add a great crunch to a salad, but they don't hold a dressing well when kept whole. Slicing them finely creates more nooks, crannies and surface area for all the flavour to cling to.


  • 125g French beans
  • 2 mini cucumbers
  • 100g radishes
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 25g salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • handful of coriander, chopped
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Prep time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    Remove the tails from the beans. Slice them as finely as you can at a sharp angle.
  • Step 2

    Halve the cucumbers, lengthways. Remove and discard the soft, seedy core with the tip of a teaspoon. Slice into thin angled pieces.
  • Step 3

    Slice the radishes into thin wedges or discs. Trim and finely slice the spring onions.
  • Step 4

    Mix the veg together with all the other ingredients and serve.

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