Dutch Salads: Lemongrass Bean Salad

  October 16, 2021   Read time 1 min
Dutch Salads: Lemongrass Bean Salad
A healthy and fragrant white bean salad with coriander, mint and lemon grass.


  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup safflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari
  • 1/4 cup freshly minced lemongrass
  • 2 teaspoons minced green chile
  • 2 teaspoons palm sugar (or cane sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 4 cups green beans (stringed and cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 2 English cucumbers (halved, flesh scooped out, and cut into 2-inch-long thin batons; 4 cups)
  • 6 green onions (bulbs and ends cut off, and cut on the bias into 2-inch long pieces; 1 cup)
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves (with a bit of stem 2-inch long; 1 cup firmly packed)
  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest (plus more to taste)


  1. To make the dressing, pour all of the ingredients (1/4 tsp lime zest, lime juice, rice vinegar, safflower oil, toasted sesame oil, wheat-free tamari, minced lemongrass, green chile, palm sugar, minved garlic, minced ginger) into your KitchenAid® blender and puree on high for 30 to 60 seconds until the ingredients are pulverized and the mixture is emulsified.
  2. In a large long platter or large shallow bowl, lay the beans lengthways, then the cucumbers, onions, and cilantro leaves. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss with tongs or salad servers so that the ingredients remain lengthways. Top with cashews and 1 tsp lime zest. Serve immediately, or chill in the fridge to allow the flavors to mesh further. Toss right before serving.