Green Bean and Peanut Noodles

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Serves: 6


  • 6 handfuls (300g) green beans, stalk ends trimmed
  • 250g rice stick noodles
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp roughly chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ground black pepper
  • For the dressing:
    • 1 tbsp sesame oil
    • 2 tbsp grapeseed or other neutral oil
    • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • To serve:
    • lime wedges


  1. Cut the beans in half and boil them in salted water for 3 minutes. Refresh in cold water to retain their crunch and bright green colour.
  2. Drop the rice noodles into a large pot of boiling water. Remove the pot from the heat immediately and allow to stand and cool for 10 minutes or longer. Drain the noodles then rinse in cold water.
  3. Put the beans and cooked, drained noodles in a large serving bowl with the roasted peanuts, coriander, sesame seeds and bean sprouts.
  4. Make the dressing by putting the sesame oil, neutral oil and fish sauce in a jar and shaking to combine. Toss the dressing through the noodles and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve as a salad at room temperature or toss in a hot pan for 2-3 minutes for a stir fry side dish to serve with meats. Garnish with lime wedges to serve.