In my organic box I had loads of green beans to eat so it gave me the perfect excuse to blanch them and make a crunchy seasoned salad to enjoy. The colors in this salad made it fun to photograph, but once I took a bite the beauty in the flavor is just as wonderful. You can enjoy this salad as as a main meal with the addition of a healthy protein such as legumes, nuts, tempeh, wild fish, organic chicken, eggs, or grass fed red meat if you choose to or as always, simply enjoy it as it is!

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield6-8 servings
  • Energy140 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • Chinese
  • Course
    • Main Course
    • Salad
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Gluten Free
    • Low Lactose
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program

Ingredients

Salad

  • 200g of green beans, ends trimmed and chopped
  • ¼ small Asian cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ small red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small beet, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 bunch of cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1-2 red chillies, chopped (optional)

Lime Soy Dressing

  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (I use coconut aminos)
  • 2 limes, squeezed
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1

Wash all produce well.

2

Add green beans to boiling water and cook for 3 mins, then rest in cooled water to stop the cooking process and enhance the color.

3

Lightly toast the sesame seeds.

4

Chop and prepare the other salad ingredients.

5

Mix dressing ingredients together in a separate bowl.

6

Place chopped ingredients in a bowl, mix and sprinkle sesame seeds over the salad and dress to your liking!

Additions & Substitutions

  • Sub beet for purple carrot
  • Sub cilantro leaves for mint leaves
  • Sub sesame seeds for pepitas or sunflower seeds

Weight Loss & Lifestyle Program:

Add in one of the following lean proteins/serving:

  • Add 4-6 oz fish
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • Add 3-4 oz chicken, tofu, or meat
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories140
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat9 g11.54%
  • Trans Fat1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg0%
  • Sodium240 mg10.43%
  • Total Carbohydrate13 g4.73%
  • Dietary Fiber3 g10.71%
  • Total Sugars8 g
  • Protein3 g6%

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