Thursday, April 30, 2009

Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad



This is a great make ahead side dish, terrific served with chicken or meat.
You can leave it out at room temperature for hours until ready to serve.

Roasted Potatoes w/ Green Bean Salad:

1 lb. of baby red potatoes with skins on
1/4 red onion, sliced skinny
1 1b. green beans, trimmed

Dressing:
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
1 shallot, chopped
1 tbsp of Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
chopped fresh parsley

Whisk dressing ingredients and put aside.

You can use as many potatoes and as many green beans as you like. The more, the merrier.

Quarter your potatoes and drizzle them with kosher salt and olive oil. Place on a baking sheet and roast at 400F degrees for about 25 minutes until crispy.



Blanch your green beans in boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain in a colander.
You can put them in an ice bath if you want (stops the cooking process), but I always skip that step (lazy).



Add your roasted potatoes, green beans and onions to a large bowl and pour dressing over until coated.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper & garnish with fresh parsley.



This salad is best served warm, but like I said, it is great at room temperature, made a few hours ahead!
Enjoy!

27 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Love it! My mother-in-law used to make a hot green bean and potato dish, sometimes with meat, sometimes not. Your version is great for the summer weather.

kat said...
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kat said...

I bet that does taste wonderful & its a perfect side dish for bbq season

miss v said...

looks delicious and healthy!

Michele said...

This looks wonderful! I usually make this with boiled potatoes but roasting them is so much better! Good Call!

Pam said...

Oh yum. I WILL be making this soon...it looks FANTASTIC!

LaDue & Crew said...

This is my all time favorite potato salad!! My mom showed me how to make it (similar) years ago. Yours has the Dijon addition, which sounds even better! I'm just gonna have to make it this weekend... or, I can come to your house ;-)

Dana said...

I swear you could mix roasted potatoes with socks and I would still eat them, I love them that much. But here - tossed with another of my favorite vegetables - they look like heaven.

Lisa said...

I prefer this over poatato salad with mayo. Never have tried the potatoes roasted before. I think next time, this is what I'll do.

duodishes.com said...

Hmmm, love the roasted flavor from the potatoes.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I make something similar Stace, but I always boil the potatoes, roasting gives it much more flavor, I'll have to try it that way for a side to my BBQ's.

Debbie said...

Oh that salad looks delicious. Especially the potatoes...

Patsyk said...

I love salads like this! Might have to make this for our summer block party - especially since everything ends up sitting out for so long.

noble pig said...

Well you know I love this. It kind of reminds me of nicoise without the meat! Yum.

Karen said...

YUM! LOL Someone could eat roasted potatoes with socks. LOL

Lori Lynn said...

Awesome Stace. I served something similar at Passover, had cherry tomatoes in it too. Yours looks perfect! Important to have those recipes that can sit a room temp and be good!
LL

thestudiouscook said...

This is perfect for my dinner tonight! I just bought green beans too:D I made a similar recipe a few weeks ago and it was great:)
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Maria said...

Looks amazing ... and even better that it can be made ahead and served at room-temp or slightly warmed. Definitely bookmarking this!

Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com said...

Stumbled across this on the Foodbuzz Top 9 - Congrats!

I love the salad idea... I definitely want to give this a try!

oneshotbeyond said...

I think my kids might actually like this! YUM

EAT! said...

Adding to my list for summer salads.

Amanda said...

h yummy, that looks so goooood!

Culinary Cory said...

I love roasted potatoes and Brent love green beans. Sounds like a great match. hehe

the ungourmet said...

What a terrific salad! I have green beans in my garden this year and I was searching for a yummy recipe to use them in. I love that you use roasted potatoes in this.

Allyon said...

I made this salad last night, just had leftovers for lunch. I love it! It will go into my permanent recipe collection. This will be a great pot luck dish.

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Opal said...

Excellent! I found your recipe on a Google search, and it was exactly what I needed. I used juice from half a lemon instead of vinegar, and about 4 T of olive oil. I also used spray olive oil on the roasting potatoes. I would definitely make this again.