Serve this green bean potato salad cold or at room temperature. The balsamic-dijon dressing adds a tasty layer of flavor that gets better the longer it melds together!
Green Bean Potato Salad
What a fun action packed week! We wrapped up my son’s birthday celebrations, and then I packed my bag and headed to Iowa for the Pass the Pork Blogger Tour with nine other food bloggers! We toured the family-owned Brenneman Pork farm, learned about the pork industry, spent a day taking cooking lessons, enjoyed an evening at a local winery, and laughed non-stop!
Oh, I even sleeved a sow and brought a piggy into this world! The whole experience was unreal! I’ll share photos as soon as I get caught up with the posts that I neglected while having so much fun!
Potato and bean salad with balsamic dressing
After eating out and enjoying so many delicious meals in Iowa I came home craving this Green Bean and Potato Salad. I made this for Sam’s birthday cookout with the family just last week, but it’s so good and packed with fresh ingredients it made another appearance on our table!
The balsamic-dijon dressing coats the vegetables adding a delicious flavor without taking away the natural flavors from these veggies. The longer the dressing has time to meld the more flavor it adds to the dish. You’ll love having leftovers!
What to serve with this potato and green bean salad
This green bean potato salad comes together quickly, feeds 8-10 servings and everyone loves it! This makes a great side dish to any meat entree, and it is also a filling vegetarian meal.
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Green Bean Potato Salad
Serve this potato and green bean salad cold or at room temperature. The balsamic-dijon dressing gets better the longer it melds together. Great for a cookout!
- 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes
- 3/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced fine
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Place clean potatoes in a large pot of water (covering potatoes by ½ inch). Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer (soft boil) for about 10 minutes. Add the green beans and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Drain water. Cut potatoes into quarters and put in a large mixing bowl with the green beans and red onions. Season with salt and pepper.
- Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and olive oil. Pour about ¾ of the dressing over the salad and fold into salad ingredients. Add more vinaigrette to suit your preference.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com