Grilled Green Bean and Leek Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

Grilled Green Bean and Leek Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing
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What Started it all:
Green bean, Leek, peanut butter, grill

A delightful and comforting vegan dish that brings together the fresh, crisp taste of green beans and leeks with a rich, creamy peanut butter dressing. Perfect for a light lunch or a side dish for dinner.


  • 400g green beans, trimmed
  • 2 large leeks, cleaned and sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter (smooth or chunky, as preferred)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional, for garnish)
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Toss the green beans and leek rounds in olive oil, ensuring they are well-coated.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place the green beans and leeks on the grill.
  5. Grill for about 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are tender and have a nice char.
  6. In a bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and grated ginger.
  7. Gradually add the warm water, whisking until the dressing is smooth and creamy.
  8. Arrange the grilled green beans and leeks on a serving platter.
  9. Drizzle the peanut butter dressing over the top.
  10. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and toasted sesame seeds if desired.
  11. Serve immediately, while the vegetables are still warm.

This grilled green bean and leek salad with peanut butter dressing is a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. The smoky char from the grill pairs beautifully with the rich, tangy dressing, making it a dish that’s both comforting and refreshing. Enjoy!

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