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This Potato and Green Bean Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious mayo-free potato salad, perfect for potlucks and a great side dish with anything you’re grilling!

This Potato and Green Bean Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious mayo-free potato salad, perfect for potlucks and a great side dish with anything you're grilling!
Potato and Green Bean Salad

I have so many potato salad recipes, but this is by far one of my favorites! Some other favorite potato salads are this rainbow potato salad, and this low-carb potato salad (seriously so good!).

It’s also great for vegan and Whole30 diets, and best served room temperature rather than chilled like most potato salads that contain mayo which makes this ideal to bring to a summer party or picnic. It’s so good, I really think you will love it as much as I do!

This Potato and Green Bean Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious mayo-free potato salad, perfect for potlucks and a great side dish with anything you're grilling!This Potato and Green Bean Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious mayo-free potato salad, perfect for potlucks and a great side dish with anything you're grilling!

This Potato and Green Bean Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious mayo-free potato salad, perfect for potlucks and a great side dish with anything you're grilling!This Potato and Green Bean Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious mayo-free potato salad, perfect for potlucks and a great side dish with anything you're grilling!

This Potato and Green Bean Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious mayo-free potato salad, perfect for potlucks and a great side dish with anything you're grilling!
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Potato and Green Bean Salad

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153 Cals 3 Protein 25 Carbs 5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 12 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
This Potato and Green Bean Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious mayo-free potato salad, perfect for potlucks and a great side dish with anything you're grilling!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 pounds new potatoes, about 10 peeled and cut 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lb green beans beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 2.25 oz can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt and fresh black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook potatoes in a large pot of salted water until tender, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • In a second pot, cover string beans with water and boil until string beans are tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Drain then quickly run under cold water to prevent them from overcooking.
  • When the potatoes are done, drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine balsamic, oil, salt and pepper.
  • Add the potatoes, green beans, scallions and olives. Mix well and serve room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 153kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 800mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 2.5g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 4
Keywords: green bean and potato salad, green bean recipes, mayo-free potato salad, potato and green bean salad, vegan potato and green bean salad

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46 comments

  1. Wow so easy but so tasty. Held up great for a meal prep side.

  2. i made the recipe and cut it half. one half just as the recipe instructs – nice and simple dish that i liked. the other half i added grilled yellow onions diced and parmesan cheese omitting the balsamic and fried it all up in a pan – yummy! thank you for the recipe!

  3. Love this recipe. So quick and easy! I’ve made it a couple of times. Today, I roasted the potatoes instead of boiling them and used a mix of green and wax beans. I used s mix of baby potatoes, red, yellow and purple. I think roasting the potatoes gave it a bit more flavor.

  4. Hello I was wondering I love this salad but trying to cut time could I cook green beans or potato day before then warm up and assemble? 

  5. I just made this as a side to grilled chicken and it was SO food!  I halved the recipe and cooked the potatoes and green beans in steamer bags in the microwave to keep my kitchen cool.  This will definitely go in my regular rotation!

  6. The green beans at the store looked awful so I’m subbing asparagus tonight. I’ve been so excited to make this. I’ll let you know how this works. 

  7. How do we measure out each serving?

  8. What is the size of one serving? It says it’s 12 servings but how big are they – 1/2 cup, a cup, etc? Trying to track it and don’t know how much to have for one serving.

  9. Darn, not a favorite.  Guess I rather have a small spoon of regular potato salad.  Didn’t care for balsamic & potatoes.

  10. Can this be made a day ahead?  Everything up to the step of putting the dressing on?  Thanks

  11. So flipping good, quick, and easy! I cut it all in half since it was just for dinner and lunch the next day (kept very well!) and used baby golds – super quick to cut in half or fourths for the bigger ones and no peeling, and boiled much faster.  Had it with grilled pork chops, but I’d imagine the things you could pair it with successfully are endless ☺️ 

  12. I love this salad!

    I added cilantro also, and its delicious! I would make this again for SURE, esp a good large group meal/side!

    vic

  13. I tried this recipe for guests who are doing Whole30 and it was fantastic!!! This is definitely a barbecue must!!

  14. Any ideas to substitute for the olives? I am not an olive fan at all. Thanks!

  15. I cooked my potatoes too long, but this salad has a fantastic taste. Thank you.

  16. I loved how the warm potatoes soaked up the balsamic flavor. I was already roasting green beans when I saw this do I used those. I didn’t have scallions so I used granulated onion and fresh garlic and finished with some parsley. So good. I think this is one of those mistake-proof recipes.

  17. I haven’t tried the recipe yet, but plan to. Every time I do the fresh green beans, they r still hard, I like soft green beans. Could I buy a bag of frozen & use those or a can & rinse them off in cool water? Let me know, please.

    Thanks.

  18. I make a version of this with a white wine, Dijon Mustard vinaigrette.  I also add red onion and grape tomatoes, halved.  My family loves it!  Such a great alternative to traditional potato salad.

  19. One of my favorite meals growing up was green beans and potatoes cooked together with a little bacon for flavor. I can’t wait to try this!

  20. I have been making a similar potato salad, but I add hard boiled eggs and make an oil and vinegar dressing using  2 Tbs. of canola oil and 2 Tbsp of cider vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and chopped onion and garlic.  This is also very delicious.  I also add dill to season the salad.

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

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

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

  24. 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

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

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

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

    • 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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!!

  30. 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.

  31. 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!!!

  32. I loved it!!

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

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

  36. What is the size of one severing?

  37. please post how many servings

  38. Looks great will have to try very soon.

  39. How many servings?

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