Spicy Peanut Bean Salad Recipe

Spicy Peanut Bean Salad Recipe

June through October is bean season, and chances are, your garden is overflowing with them. Luckily, this delicious spicy peanut bean salad will have your family asking for seconds.

This recipe was created by Kristin Celeste Shroeger, the food writer, recipe developer and photographer behind The Intentional Minimalist. The Intentional Minimalist encourages cooking in harmony with the seasons using sustainable whole foods and allergy friendly ingredients.


•   Peanuts

•   2 tablespoons wild leek vinegar

•   2 tablespoons scallion infused olive oil

•   2 tablespoons roasted peanut oil

•   1 tablespoon peanut butter

•   1 teaspoon honey

•   1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

•   1/2 teaspoon sea salt

•   1/2 teaspoon white pepper

•   2 cups green beans

•   2 cups yellow beans

•   1 medium shallot

•   Scallion

•   1/4 cup parsley

•   Flake finishing salt

Ingredient note: A wide variety of infused olive oil and vinegar can be purchased at grocery stores, or if you are an adventurous home cook you can make your own. Regular olive oil may be substituted for the scallion infused olive oil and rice vinegar may be substituted for the wild leek vinegar used in this recipe.



In a glass jar, mix together wild leek vinegar, scallion infused olive oil, roasted peanut oil, peanut butter, honey, chili pepper flakes, sea salt and white pepper.


Crush one half cup raw peanuts then dry roast peanuts in a small metal sauté pan over low heat for a few minutes until slightly browned.

Wash and dry vegetables. Trim ends from green beans and yellow beans. Cut beans in half and place in a large glass mixing bowl. Trim ends from shallot and remove shallot paper skins. Slice one medium shallot, separate into rings and add shallot rings to the mixing bowl. Trim ends from scallion, slice two tablespoons scallion and add to the mixing bowl. Remove parsley leaves from stems and add to the mixing bowl.

Fold dressing into the salad and let the salad rest for 10 minutes. Stir the roasted peanuts in the salad before serving with a sprinkle of flake finishing salt. 

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