Green Bean Salad with Mustard and Mint Spiced Vinaigrette
This fresh, vibrant green bean salad is not only delicious but light. A great accompaniment to showcase meat or seafood with your guests, or even to eat as a stand-alone dish.
Recipe courtesy of Good Food and remade by Accredited Practising Dietitian Georgia Houston from GH Nutrition.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves 4, as a side salad
1 cup green beans, trimmed
4 free-range eggs
300g mixed spinach and rocket leaves, rinsed
1 avocado, sliced
1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled and finely sliced
1/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
Sea salt and cracked black pepper, to season
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
2 tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped
Pinch of sea salt
For the vinaigrette, combine the ingredients in a jar and shake until well combined. If time, let stand for 10 minutes.
Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Blanch the beans for 1 minute, then transfer to a bowl of iced water to refresh. Drain the beans and set aside. Return the saucepan to the boil and add the eggs.
Boil the eggs for 7 minutes, then transfer to a bowl of iced water to cool completely. Peel the eggs and cut in half.
Toss the mixed spinach and rocket leaves with the beans, avocado and cucumber, and transfer to a serving dish.
Place the eggs on top and scatter the pistachios, sesame seeds, dill and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, and pour over the vinaigrette to serve.