Hearty Bean and Pea Shoot Salad with Toasted Seeds

This lush salad is a meal in itself. It's bursting with textures from fresh beans and radishes and nutty flavors from a bevy of toasted seeds.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 medium head red-leaf lettuce, chopped
  • ½ cup green beans, cut into 1½" pieces
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 large radish, sliced
  • ½ cup pea shoots
  • 2 Tbsp. applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat the seeds in a heavy skillet over medium-low to medium heat. Adjust temperature as needed and stir frequently to get an even, golden color, 3–5 minutes. Remove from pan immediately once seeds start to brown. Reserve.
  • Place lettuce in a large salad bowl, and top with green beans, apple, radish, and pea shoots.
  • Whisk applesauce, mustard, vinegars, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over salad or dress individual servings.