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Green Bean and Mango Salad

Susan brought this delicious and healthy salad to the Spring 2018 potluck in Portland and even demonstrated how to use an amazing gadget that safely and quickly slices mangos.


710 ml3 cups green beans or Asian long beans
2 slightly underripe mangos
240 ml1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
¼ cup fresh cilantro
3 green onions, sliced
¼ cup peanuts, crushed

30 ml2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
15 ml1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari
½ teaspoon unrefined cane sugar
1 fresh Thai chili, minced (optional)



1. Bring a pan of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for up to 2 minutes, until bright green and tender-crisp. Drain, then plunge them into a bowl of ice water to halt the cooking process. Drain again. Trim the ends and slice the beans in half lengthwise. Place them in a large bowl and set aside.

2. Seed and peel the mango and slice into long, thin strips. Add mango to the green beans, along with the tomatoes, cilantro, onion, and peanuts.

3. Whisk together the lime juice, tamari, cane sugar, and chili in a small bowl. Pour over the salad, toss, and serve. The salad can be made and dressed ahead of time and left to chill and marinate in the fridge for up to 3 hours.