Balinese Green Bean Salad

Baby Kato


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This hearty green bean salad is a Balinese classic dish that is perfect for your weeknight dinner. Enjoy this with a steaming hot bowl of rice or pair it with a warm coconut milk soup.

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3 - 4
15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


400g green beans, topped & tailed
2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
1 shallot, finely chopped


¾ cup roasted peanuts skin on
1 tsp sesame oil
1 med red chili, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
¼ tsp salt
30g palm sugar
3cm piece lemon grass, finely sliced
4 cm piece ginger, peeled & chopped
1 lime zested & juiced
¼ tsp black pepper, cracked
4 tbsp kecap manis
120mls coconut milk
¼ cup water
toasted shredded coconut to garnish
shredded lime leaves and lime wedges to garnish


1Prepare beans and blanch in boiling salted water for 4 minutes, then refresh in iced water until required.
2Using a large mortar & pestle crush the peanuts finely, add the sesame oil, chili, garlic, salt, palm sugar, lemon grass, ginger, pepper, lime zest & juice until well combined.
3Add the Kecap manis and coconut milk to the peanut paste and blend until sauce is smooth.

Taste and season with salt.

Place sauce and water into a small pan and heat over a low heat stirring 2 mins.
4Combine the drained beans, sesame seeds and shallot in a large bowl.
5Arrange the beans on a large serving platter and pour over the peanut and coconut dressing.
6Garnish with toasted coconut and shredded lime leaves and Lime Wedges.
7Your Balinese green bean salad is ready!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Thai