Make Ahead

Crunchy Green Bean, Jicama and Wasabi Pea Salad

May 28, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Serves 2-4
Author Notes

The name of this recipe just about says it all. If making it in advance for a basket supper, keep the wasabi peas separate, adding just before serving, as they will get soggy if left in the dressing. (I usually keep the beans separate, too, to retain their bright color.) We love this salad. We hope you will, too Enjoy!! ;o)

What You'll Need
  • ½ pound Blue Lake beans, trimmed, with any long ones snapped in two
  • 1 cup julienned jicama (cut to the same size as the beans, after snapping)
  • 1/2 cup wasabi peas
  • 3/4 cup diced organic Persian cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (I use brown rice vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon organic tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil (I prefer the dark, for this)
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the rice vinegar, tamari, lime juice, maple syrup and sesame oil.
  2. Heat the peanut oil in a small skillet for which you have a lid. When hot, lightly sauté the beans, for about 2-3 minutes over medium heat, turning the beans frequently to coat them well in the oil. As soon as they begin to turn bright green, turn off the heat, put the lid on and set aside. Put a timer on for two minutes.
  3. After two minutes (or longer if you want the beans a bit more tender), add the beans, the jicama, the cucumbers and the wasabi peas to the dressing mixture.
  4. Toss well. Enjoy!!! ;o)

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Recipe by: AntoniaJames

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4 Reviews

JoanG May 29, 2010
Wow, this sounds great!
AntoniaJames June 1, 2010
Thank you! (It is, if I may say so . . . . .) I really like the little bursts of wasabi fire, which are instantly cooled with the cucumber. This one is really fun to eat. ;o)
Midge May 29, 2010
Not sure which of your salads to make first; they both sound (and look) amazing.
AntoniaJames June 1, 2010
Thanks! You are so kind. I hope you try one, or both, of them. This one takes practically no time at all. ;o)