The Real Housewife of Santa Monica

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

IMG_0944

I know, it’s wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too early in the year to start making potato salad. Hold on a minute? Says WHO? I felt like making this salad in March and so I did.

Lord knows, G will gag and possibly need to be hospitalized if he so much as smells mayonnaise. Also, although I love almost ANY kind of potato salad, I wanted to try a brighter, lighter version. This one is AMAZING and can be eaten room temp, warm or cold.

This salad has NO mayo.

All you need is:

IMG_0905

and these:
IMG_0906 Please excuse that basket of junk in the back.

Here’s a gratuitous shot of the parsley from my garden:
IMG_0918

INGREDIENTS:
8 oz green beans, trimmed & cut into 1-1/2″ pieces
3 lbs small red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled, halved (if yours are medium-sized, then quarter them)
2 TBSP dry vermouth
2 TBSP white wine vinegar
1 large shallot, chopped
1 TBSP coarse-grained Dijon mustard
2/3 c olive oil
2 TBSP chopped fresh parsley

1. Boil beans in large pot of salted water until crisp/tender, about 4 minutes.

IMG_0912

Drain. Transfer to a bowl of ice water. Drain. Pat dry with a towel. (Or let drip dry, like I did!)

2. Cook potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, about 12 minutes. Drain. Transfer to large bowl (I put them back in the pot to save dishes!) Sprinkle vermouth over hot potatoes. **NOTE: I had medium sized potatoes so I ended up cutting them into quarters. I think I overcooked them a tad but they were still excellent.**

IMG_0920

Toss gently and let stand for 5 minutes.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, shallot, and mustard. Gradually whisk in oil.

IMG_0914 Uh, YUM!

4. Pour over potatoes and toss gently to coat.
IMG_0921 Obviously, pre “tossing to coat.”

Cool completely. Mix in green beans and parsley. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

IMG_0943

I love this salad!! It’s a little more “refined” maybe? Fresher & definitely lighter than the mayo based potato salad we all know and still love. (Except for those of us who gag and throw themselves on the floor at the sight or even thought of mayo ((Christina Lynch & George, you know I’m talking to you…))) Wow, those parenthesis are blinding me!

Source: Epicurious.com

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad
Author: 
Recipe type: Salad
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 

Serves: 6
 

Not your mama’s potato salad! You’ll find NO MAYO in the ingredients either! A refined, clean, bright salad with sticking power.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz green beans, trimmed & cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 lbs small red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled, halved
  • 2 TBSP dry vermouth
  • 2 TBSP white wine vinegar
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 1 TBSP coarse grained Dijon mustard
  • ⅔ c olive oil
  • 2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions
  1. Boil beans in large saucepan of salted water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain. Transfer to bowl of ice water. Drain. Pat dry with towel.
  2. Boil potatoes in a large pot of salted water until just tender, about 12 minutes. Drain. Transfer to large bowl.
  3. Sprinkle vermouth over hot potatoes. Toss gently & let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, shallot, and mustard. Gradually whisk in the oil. Pour over the potatoes & toss gently to coat.
  5. Cool potatoes completely. Add green beans & parsley & stir gently to combine. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

Notes
Salad can be made 1 day ahead. Cover & refrigerate. Serve cold or at room temperature.

 



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

 

4 comments on Red Potato & Green Bean Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

  1. Lib
    March 3, 2012 at 4:42 am (2113 days ago)

    OMG!! That looks awesome!!! And, I didn’t know G was “allergic” to mayo…. lol

  2. charlotte fitz
    March 3, 2012 at 7:18 am (2113 days ago)

    I am going to try making it soon. Looks really delicious! I will let you know how it turns out.

    Don’t know how you can live with my picky brother!!

  3. Amy D
    March 3, 2012 at 8:17 am (2113 days ago)

    This looks so yummy. Just like all your recipes. Can I come live with you? All I will do is eat your food…..Won’t make any trouble.

  4. Christina
    March 3, 2012 at 10:22 am (2113 days ago)

    Thanks for all the comments! I will try to post one a day (salad that is) but also will sneak in a few sweet treats & dinners. Thanks for your support!!! If any of you make anything, please let me know how it went & if you made any changes/improvements! xx

Leave a reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.