• Handpicked Harrogate

Two bean and two lime salad

With @woodhillkitchen



Crisp green beans and edamame tossed in a salsa made with lime, coriander, lemongrass, mint, garlic, green chillis and olive oil then scattered with black sesame seeds. @ottolenghi kills it once again. The recipe calls for kaffir lime leaves but if you can't get these you can replace with lemongrass.


You need:

  • 1/2 stick lemongrass

  • 1 lime; 1 tsp zest and 1 tbsp juice

  • 15g coriander

  • 5g mint leaves

  • 1 small garlic clove

  • 30ml olive oil

  • 1 green chilli

  • 300g french beans, trimmed

  • 75g frozen shelled edamame

  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds

  • salt


Discard the hard outside of the lemongrass and finely chop the softer centre. Chop the coriander, mint, chilli, and garlic. Add to a small food processor with the olive oil and 1/4 tsp salt and blitz to a paste.


Add the french beans to a pan of boiling water and blanch for 3 minutes, then add the edamame beans for 1 minute. Drain and run under cold water to refresh.


Add to a serving plate and top with the salsa. Squeeze over the limes and sprinkle the sesame seeds. Finish with a few picked coriander leaves.