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Oriental Bean Salad with Sweet Chilli & Lime Dressing

gluten free
wheat free
quick meals, fast feeds
low fat low sugar, diabetic friendly
1 spoon difficulty rating

15 minutes

Serves: 2-4

Oriental Bean Salad with Sweet Chilli & Lime Dressing

Fresh, tasty and so nutritious you can feel your body smiling!


  • 100g/generous 3oz mange tout or snow peas
  • 100g generous 3oz fine (French) beans, fresh or frozen
  • 100g/generous 3oz edamame beans (fresh soya beans, usually sold frozen – available from large supermarkets or health food shops)
  • 100g/generous 3oz of EITHER broccoli florets or baby broad beans, fresh or frozen
  • 2 large handfuls of mixed salad leaves of your choice. Rocket and watercress are a good combination
  • Handful of cashews or mixed seeds (optional)


  • 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce (sold in bottles)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (approximately one lime’s worth)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander

Serving options: instant quinoa, rice, couscous, rice cakes, fresh bread, wraps, rice noodles, Thai crackers (Sainsbury's have a vegan version)


1. Make the salad dressing by combining all three ingredients and set aside.

2. Lightly steam the peas, beans and broccoli until al dente – just cooked but with a little bite to them – about 3 minutes.

3. Allow vegetables to cool if there is time – if not, rinse in cold water.

4. Mix the salad leaves with the vegetables.

5. Place in an attractive bowl and serve with the sauce on the side.

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