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French-Fashion Inexperienced Bean Potato Salad

Overhead shot of a bowl of our French style green bean potato salad recipe

Associates, this isn’t your common potato salad! It has depth with delicate, fluffy potatoes, crunchy blanched inexperienced beans, punchy kalamata olives, contemporary parsley, and a zippy, French-inspired mustard French dressing.

It’s a brilliant satisfying aspect excellent on your subsequent gathering or a simple weekend lunch once you embody the optionally available eggs! Bonus? Simply 9 elements required. Allow us to present you ways!

Potatoes, green beans, garlic, lemon, Dijon mustard, kalamata olives, olive oil, black pepper, sea salt, parsley, and egg

This French-inspired inexperienced bean potato salad begins with cooking child crimson potatoes in salted water to infuse them with taste. As soon as the potatoes are nearly tender, contemporary inexperienced beans take part for the final 2-3 minutes.

Cooking green beans and potatoes in a saucepan

Each then go into an ice bathtub, which retains the inexperienced beans shiny inexperienced and crisp.

Boiled potatoes and blanched green beans in an ice water bath

Then it’s on to the zippy, mustard French dressing made by combining olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.

Overhead shot of a jar with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper

The remaining elements embody chopped kalamata olives for saltiness and contemporary parsley (or dill) for an herby factor. Drizzle with dressing and it’s able to take pleasure in! It will get even higher with time, because the dressing soaks into the potatoes and inexperienced beans.

Using a spoon to drizzle a zippy mustard vinaigrette over a salad

We hope you LOVE this inexperienced bean potato salad! It’s:

& SO attractive!

It’s the right aspect for picnics, Easter celebrations, or to deliver on spring! Or when served with the optionally available jammy eggs, it makes a satisfying, standalone meal. It could additionally pair effectively with our Easy Pizza Burgers, Crispy Skin Salmon, or Easy Baked Cod with Spring Vegetables.

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Jammy eggs atop a bowl of green bean potato salad

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 20 minutes

Whole Time 30 minutes

Servings 4 (aspect servings)

Course Entree, Facet

Delicacies French-Impressed, Gluten-Free, Vegan (optionally available), Vegetarian

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it hold? 2-3 Days


  • 1 pound child crimson potatoes, scrubbed and halved (or quartered if giant // ~1 inch items)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 12 oz. inexperienced beans, trimmed and reduce into thirds


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard (or entire grain mustard)
  • 1/2 tsp every sea salt and black pepper
  • POTATOES & GREEN BEANS: Fill a medium saucepan with water and add salt. Add the halved (or quartered) potatoes, cowl with a lid, and convey to a boil over excessive warmth. As soon as boiling, prepare dinner the potatoes till tender however not fully cooked, checking after 5 minutes and including extra time as wanted (as much as quarter-hour). Add the inexperienced beans and proceed to boil for an additional 2-3 minutes, till the beans are shiny inexperienced and crisp and the potatoes are fork-tender.

  • In the meantime, fill a bowl midway with chilly water and some handfuls of ice. Drain the potatoes and inexperienced beans and place them into the ice bathtub to shock for a couple of minutes (this helps retain the colour). Pressure the water off of the potatoes and beans and set them apart. Alternatively, run them beneath chilly water for a couple of minute.

  • EGGS (OPTIONAL): Whereas the potatoes are cooking, make the optionally available jammy eggs utilizing this recipe. As soon as peeled, quarter them and put aside.
  • DRESSING: In a jar, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, sea salt, and black pepper. Shake till effectively mixed.

  • In a serving bowl, mix cooked potatoes and inexperienced beans with the chopped olives and parsley (or dill). Drizzle with dressing and toss gently to mix. Serve with the optionally available eggs.

  • Retailer leftover salad in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 2-3 days with out the eggs or 1 day with the eggs. The salad will get even higher after 24 hours as a result of it soaks up the flavors of the dressing. Take pleasure in room temperature or chilly.

*Loosely tailored from NY Times Cooking.
*Vitamin data is a tough estimate calculated with out eggs and with just one/4 tsp salt for boiling since not all of it will get absorbed.

Serving: 1 aspect serving (with out eggs) Energy: 221 Carbohydrates: 26.2 g Protein: 4 g Fats: 12.3 g Saturated Fats: 1.5 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 1.3 g Monounsaturated Fats: 7.5 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 608 mg Potassium: 733 mg Fiber: 4.5 g Sugar: 4.5 g Vitamin A: 160 IU Vitamin C: 28 mg Calcium: 53 mg Iron: 2.1 mg

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