Green Bean and Coconut salad


I had a salad similar to this several times in Bali, it used fresh coconut which is so hard to find here. It was such a cooling salad in the hot weather so I thought it was perfect for the last few hot days we have been having.



250 gms of green beans, chopped, steamed (but still crunchy) and cooled

1 cup bean sprouts

1/2 cup threaded coconut

1 red chilli finely chopped

1/2 cup coriander leaves

2 tbsp crispy shallots (or red onion dry fried until crispy)

For the dressing

1 tbsp rice bran oil

1 tbsp white vinegar

the juice of two limes

1 tsp fish sauce

1/2 tsp coconut (or palm) sugar


Put all the dressing ingredients into a jar and shake to combine. Mix the salad ingredients (except the shallots) together in a bowl, pour over dressing and mix to combine. Sprinkle over shallots and serve



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