Three bean salad with citrus dressing

Date: August 2020

Three bean salad with citrus dressing

This is a lovely salad to make over the summer when runner beans are plentiful.  The flavour is enhanced by the toasted sesame oil and you can easily turn it into a starter or main course by adding tuna or feta cheese. Serves 4, enjoy!


     225g/8oz runner beans

     225g/8oz French beans, halved

     225g/8oz edamame beans or frozen peas

     1 bunch spring onions, sliced

     8 radishes thickly sliced

     1 tbsp chopped fresh chives

     Rind and juice of a small orange

     3 tbsp olive oil

     1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

     150ml pot Greek yoghurt

     2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

     Salt and black pepper


Top and tail the runner beans and remove the stringy bit down the sides.  Cut on the diagonal into 1cm/½ in slices and cook in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes.  Then add the French beans and either edamame or peas to the pot and cook for a further 4 minutes until just tender.  Drain under cold running water to keep their green colour.

Tip the beans into a large bowl and add the spring onions, radishes and chives.  Mix together the orange juice, oils and salt and pepper in a jar, give it a good shake and then toss it through the vegetables.

Mix together the yoghurt, orange rind and mint and season well.

The vegetables can be served in a nice bowl with the yoghurt on the side at a BBQ or could be divided between plates with a dollop of the minty yoghurt on top.

Next month: Self-Saucing Chocolate Orange Pudding

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