Feb 20, 2009

Potato and Green Bean Salad





This is my new favorite potato salad. Extra olive oil and good balsamic vinegar really makes a difference in the taste. I am looking forward to the warmer weather to make this at my next bbq but this can be served all year as a fabulous side dish.




Potato and Green Bean Salad
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 12 • Size: 1/12th • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 212 • Fat: 5 g • Protein: 4 g • Carb: 39 g • Fiber: 5 g • Sugar: 1.5 g 

Sodium: 486.1 mg  

Ingredients:
  • 7 large new potatoes, peeled
  • 1 lb string beans beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 2.8 oz can sliced olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper

Directions:

Cook potatoes in a large pot of salted water. In another pot, cover string beans with water and boil until string beans are cooked. Run under cold water to prevent them from overcooking. When the potatoes are done, drain and slice in large chunks.

In a large bowl, combine balsamic, oil, salt and pepper. Add potatoes green beans, scallions and olives. Mix will and serve room temperature.

21 comments :

  1. Oh I love potato salad. What a great way to use up all those extra potatoes I always have in my cupboard!

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  2. How many servings?

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  3. Looks great will have to try very soon.

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  4. lori vallejo2/22/09, 2:00 PM

    please post how many servings

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  5. What is the size of one severing?

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  6. Great dish for lunch! I like the idea of the balsamic for these ingredients!

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  7. I just made this for my son's birthday bbq! It was awesome! I used baby red potatoes as I couldn't find any new ones at the farmer's market...but I don't think it hurt the dish one bit. This is so flavorful and delicious! Thank you for posting!

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  8. This is fantastic. Had it tonight with grilled lean steak. My husband and 14 year old daughter loved it. Cured my craving for potatoes too! I did add a clove of garlic finely minced because...well..we love garlic.

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  9. I loved it!!

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  10. So good! Made this last night with the Dijon Pork Chops! I have leftovers today waiting for me in the fridge and I cannot wait! this is a definite keeper!!! Thanks Gina!!!

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  11. My mom has been making this potato salad every since I can remember, but she puts sliced red onion in it. It is a great addition.

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  12. Thank you for all these fantastic recipes!! I am a Weight Watchers member and though I have been at goal for a year, I have really been struggling lately! I have gotten in a rut of 'safe' foods that helped me lose weight and they have become so boring and stale. I have had so much fun cooking with your recipes and have tried about 10 of them in the past two weeks. Thanks for putting the joy back in cooking for me!!

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  13. Gina, I love this recipe (and all of the vegetarian recipes you post here--keep doing what you're doing!). That said, I wanted to ask a question. In the second sentence, you say "extra olive oil" but do you mean "extra virgin olive oil" instead? I'm pretty sure you did, but I thought I'd ask to clarify. Thanks for this recipe! I'm serving it again at my birthday bbq tomorrow.

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  14. Yes, extra "virgin" oo, thanks for noticing that! Have a wonderful birthday!!

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    1. Gina, I just found your site and am so so happy!! Everything looks and sounds wonderful. Can't wait to try recipes. I noticed that this recipe does not have the calorie and nutrition info. I just began using my fitness pal. Would you please add. Thanks

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  15. This is a HIT! I have made it twice this week & served to guests both times. Thanks for the recipe.

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  16. I love this potato salad recipe too! One of my favorites!

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  17. I used small red potatoes and left the skins on. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly and was very satisfied and pleased with the results. I'm not a huge green bean fan but I like this dish. I wish I had a better quality balsamic. I think this dish deserves it. But, that said, even with the cheap stuff I used it was still very satisfying. Thanks again, Gina!

    Millie's Mom
    Southeast TN

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  18. Could you use red wine vinegar? I've read balsamic is not as healthy

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  19. Awesome is all I can say. I did add garlic and red onion as previously suggested

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  20. I'm stumped. How many pounds or ounces does seven large potatoes come to?

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