Tomato, Haricots Verts and Potato Salad

This rustic Italian salad is a great way to showcase perfect, in-season produce. Swap out the summer tomatoes and green beans for roasted root vegetables and fennel in the winter, or asparagus and shaved artichokes in the spring—the possibilities are endless.

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  • Servings: 6
KEY: Salads

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  • 1 1/2 pounds mixed baby potatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 pound haricots verts, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pint mixed cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup mixed pitted olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup lightly packed torn basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed parsley leaves

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt and simmer over moderate heat until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly, then cut in half.

  2. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Add the haricots verts and a generous pinch of salt to the saucepan and blanch until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to the ice bath to cool. Drain the beans again and dry thoroughly.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the vinegar. Add the potatoes, beans, tomatoes, olives, red onion and capers and toss gently. Fold in the basil and parsley, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Suggested Pairing

A fragrant white blend.

Contributed By Photo © Con Poulos Published September 2016

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 4

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Jessica Miranda

Review Body: Beautiful and tasty salad!  I served it with grilled lamb at a dinner party and the combination was excellent.  The salad also stores well in the fridge for several days.  I made 1/2 recipe and my husband and I ate it as a side dish for three meals.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-08-28

Author Name: Marisol2020

Review Body: Fast, easy and beautiful. Would be great alongside a protein or even half a grilled cheese sandwich. 

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-08-29

Author Name: baklash84

Review Body: This is simple fresh ingredients. Love your recipe. 

Date Published: 2016-08-31

Author Name: Amy Elizabeth Armstrong

Review Body: A new easy favorite, and so versatile.  Top with grilled tuna steak and you have tuna nicoise!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-09-28

Author Name: Kayko Stanton

Review Body: Great with Prosecco!!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-08-28

Author Name: Sharmeen

Review Body: This one looks really healthy. Thanks for sharing, this will be a great addition to my diet. 

Date Published: 2016-09-13

Author Name: VitaminMePlease

Review Body: added to my recipe book! Thanks for sharing. This is so healthy.. :)

Date Published: 2016-09-13