Indian bean, broccoli & carrot salad

Indian bean, broccoli & carrot salad

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Stock up on your super-greens with this vibrant, healthy lunch dish with cucumber raita, mustard seeds and lots of veggie goodness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal248
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre14g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 250g green bean, trimmed
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp black mustard seed
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 100g frozen pea (or use fresh)
  • 3 large carrots, grated



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • large bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp sunflower seed

For the raita

  • 200ml natural yogurt
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and grated
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • juice and zest 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • pitta bread, to serve (optional)


  1. Cook the green beans in a large pan of boiling salted water for 4-5 mins, adding the broccoli after the first 2 mins. Once all the vegetables are tender, drain well. Meanwhile, mix all the raita ingredients together, then set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and toast the mustard seeds and chilli flakes for a few mins until fragrant. Add the peas, green beans and broccoli, tossing until heated through. Turn off the heat and stir in the carrots and coriander.

  3. Serve the salad warm (or cold for a working lunch) with a dollop of raita, sprinkled with sunflower seeds and some pitta bread, if you like.

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Brian 44
3rd Oct, 2017
Light and tasty, the cold raita with the warm greens is a nice contrast, added some lime juice to vegetables just at the end of frying
14th May, 2013
Fresh and tasty but will try reducing the chilli a little next time.
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