Szechuan citrus green beans

I love the crisp sweet bite of a blanched green bean! Here's a super simple snack exploding with flavor!


  • 2 cups of green beans
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 big handful of finely chopped cilantro
  • half a handful of parsley
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp of ground szechuan pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of chili flakes (optional)


  1. Blanching the green beans. Read about the necessary steps here.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a big bowl.
  3. Serve!

Natalie Yonan

Is a raw chef and recipe developer at Happy Health blog. She work as a raw food pastry chef, recipe developer, food stylist, photographer and personal chef.