Green Bean Salad

gluten free
wheat free
1 spoon difficulty rating

5 minutes

Serves: 1

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
 Green Bean Salad

A simple, tasty salad from easily available ingredients, and one which can easily be customised creatively, depending on what you've got in the fridge!


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  • 300g French green beans, frozen or fresh
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic or garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp olive or sesame oil
  • Cauldron tofu pieces or roughly chopped smoked tofu – about half a pack. If you can't get them, steam some green soya beans in with the French beans - about half a cup or more


  • 3 tbsp vinaigrette plus 1 tbsp soya sauce (use tamari if you want a GF option)
  • 1-2 tbsp ready-toasted seeds, mixed or an individual type, eg sesame, sunflower etc

Bulk it up?
Add cooked wholegrains eg quinoa, mixed grains, brown rice - home-cooked or from a packet
Pumpernickel or other quality bread


1. Steam or microwave the green beans until just done then cool under the tap. If using the soya beans rather than the tofu, cook these with the French beans now also.

2. Meanwhile, in a non-stick frying pan or wok, heat the oil and quickly fry the garlic and tofu pieces. Remove from the heat, toss the cooked beans in the mixture and drizzle with the dressing and soya sauce. Sprinkle the seeds on top and eat immediately. Alternatively, place in a plastic container and take to work.

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