Smashed Raw Green Bean Salad

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 102 calories
    • Fat 7 g (sat 1g)
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 422 mg
    • Protein 2 g
    • Carbohydrate 9 g
    • Sugar 5 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 29 mg

Combine the green beans, cucumber, garlic, chili, lime juice, brown sugar, fish sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Smash with a rolling pin and let sit until softened, 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain on a paper towel–lined plate. Sprinkle the shallots over the salad just before serving. 

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  2. Check 1 English cucumber, chopped
  3. Check 1 clove garlic, chopped
  4. Check 1 red chili, chopped
  5. Check 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  6. Check 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  7. Check 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  8. Check Kosher salt and black pepper
  9. Check 1/4 cup canola oil
  10. Check 2 shallots, sliced

Directions

  1. Combine the green beans, cucumber, garlic, chili, lime juice, brown sugar, fish sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Smash with a rolling pin and let sit until softened, 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain on a paper towel–lined plate. Sprinkle the shallots over the salad just before serving.