Provencal Potato Salad

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This recipe is from Ina Garten's original cookbook, The Barefoot Contessa. It is similar to my salade nicoise, and is our favorite year round hearty salad.

I use Dijon mustard as well as whole grain mustard, because I love the little mustard seeds. I also skip the fresh dill, only because I don't grow it in the garden, therefore never have it on hand!

Provencal Potato Salad (adapted from Barefoot Contessa)

1 recipe of Ina's French Potato Salad (click here for recipe)

1/2 pound haricots verts, stems removed
two 6-ounce cans Italian tuna, drained and flaked
1/2 cup capers, drained
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup small-diced red onion
1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and quartered, optional
6 anchovy fillets, optional


1. In a pot of boiling salted water, blanch haricots verts for 3 to 5 minutes, until barely tender. Drain and immerse into ice water for 5 minutes. Drain again.

2. In a large bowl, combine the haricots verts with the potato salad, tuna, capers, tomatoes, onions, olives, eggs, and anchovy fillets. Serve at room temperature.

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I lost power for 2 days because of storms, what a nice thing to wake up to, I love all the colors and I'm sure it tastes amazing!
Ciao Chow Linda said…
This is a great summer meal and I wouldn't mind digging into some right now. any leftover? Love the double-yolk egg too. (and the platter and the tablecloth as well)
Maria said…
What a nice looking salad! Love all of the veggies!
stop showing off with double yolk eggs - thats so cool - I have had many but never boiled...this sald looks perfect for the summer
KennyT said…
Wow, two egg yolks in one egg!
lisa is cooking said…
Love those double yolks. And, potato salad with green beans is the best!
Karen said…
This looks really good!
Dewi said…
I just bought plenty of potato from the market. Seems like a good idea to use them for this salad. Looks insanely good Stacey!
Caroline said…
I think I'll make this for dinner this week - our kids are at camp and we can eat "adult" food!! Thanks for the great post and beautiful picture!!
Foodiewife said…
It's a double bonus when you get two egg yolks for the price of one. The first time it happened to me, I felt like I won a prize. This is a gorgeous salad, as always. LOVE hericot verts.
kat said…
what a perfect potato salad
The JR said…
I've never found the haricots verts here in MS. I meant to order seed and grow them, but our garden is pitiful this year. We've only got tomatoes growing right now.

With all the horse showing by me and tournament bass fishing by hubby, our garden fell to the way side.

The potato salad looks very good. Love the double yolk boiled egg.
Colleen said…
This looks fabulous! I love potato salad almost as much as I love pasta salad!