Flat Bean and Raw Zucchini Salad with Mint Dressing

, from Issue #29. September, 2015
Photography by Vanessa Wu.
Flat Bean and Raw Zucchini Salad with Mint Dressing

This salad is full of veggies that perfectly pair as an accoumpaniment to any meat or fish dish. Beans, zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives served with a deliciously refreshing mint dressing.

Serves: 4-6


300 grams flat green beans, stalk end removed
2 medium zucchini, julienne
½ cup pitted black olives
1/3 cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes

Mint dressing
¼ cup olive oil
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice or white wine vinegar
small handful mint, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Dressing: Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Season.

Cook the beans in boiling salted water until just cooked. Drain and refresh under cold water. Pat dry with kitchen towels and cut in half.

Put the beans, zucchini, black olives and sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl and pour over the dressing, turning to coat. Transfer to a serving platter.