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new potato and green bean salad

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Toni Farris
West Des Moines, IA

When invited to summer picnics or BBQs, this is the dish I'm always asked to bring along. Hope you enjoy as much as I do. (I'm not very good at taking pictures - but I'll keep working on it!)

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 1 Hr

Ingredients For new potato and green bean salad

  • 1/4 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1
    garlic clove
  • 1 dash
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 c
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb
    small red skinned potatoes
  • 3/4 lb
    haricot verts or other green beans - stems trimmed
  • 1 sm
    red onion - coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 c
    pine nuts (optional)

How To Make new potato and green bean salad

  • 1
    FOR THE DRESSING: Whisk first 5 ingredietns in a medium bowl.
  • 2
    Gradually whisk in oil.
  • 3
    Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Dressing can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature and re-whisk before using
  • 4
    FOR THE SALAD: Steam potatoes until tender; Cool and cut into quarters.
  • 5
    Cook green beans in large pot of boiling water (salted) until crisp-tender (about 5 minutes); Drain and cut in half.
  • 6
    Combine green beans, potatoes, onion and basil in a large bowl. (Optionally add pine nuts)
  • 7
    Add dressing and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Can be prepared 4 hours ahead, covered and let stand at room temperature.

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