The theme for Monday Posts in June is Salads.
All types of salads – although there are only 4 Mondays we shall try for variety.
The only similarity is that they will be ‘side’ salads, rather than main course salads. Those will come later.
I usually serve this salad warm…. but the recipe serves 4 so we have leftovers.
The leftovers, whether for a quick lunch or leisurely picnic, are always served cold.
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Green Bean & Potato Salad
This is good served warm, room temp or right from the fridge, making it a great salad for picnics.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Salad
- 4 potatoes, medium, cut (see notes)
- 8oz (250gr) green beans, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2″ (4cm) lengths
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup chopped celery, 2 – 3 ribs
- 4 slices bacon
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1 tbs cornstarch (corn flour, maizena) dissolved in 1 tbs water
- Put a large saucepan, with a steamer basket inside and an inch of water, on medium – high heat.
- Layer the potatoes in the steamer basket.
- Add the beans on top of potatoes.
- Cover and cook for 10 – 15 minutes after water is boiling or until done.
- Stick a fork into a bean / potato and taste to test.
- Remove from heat, uncover and set aside.
- While potatoes & beans cook:
- In large skillet fry bacon until crisp
- Remove bacon and set aside.
- Pour off all but 1 tbs of fat from skillet.
- Add onions and celery, sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Add broth, vinegar and bring to boil.
- Dissolve cornstarch in water and slowly stir into skillet until thick.
- Add cooked potatoes, beans, and stir gently to combine.
- Add bacon, crumbled, and stir gently.
- Serve hot, warm or room temperature.
Potatoes: Slice the long way, first in half, then in half again. Now slice (the short way) about 1/4 inch thick. Bite-size.
- Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
- Calories: 314
- Sugar: 6.6 g
- Sodium: 307.3 mg
- Fat: 11.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.8 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 44.1 g
- Fiber: 7.7 g
- Protein: 9.1 g
- Cholesterol: 18.5 mg
Keywords: potato salad, green beans, bacon, warm potato salad
5 thoughts on “Green Bean & Potato Salad”
You know, I’m going to have to try this one! I make this, sans celery, in a frying pan with some butter, garlic and diced onion added as a side dish in the winter, but I like this. It’s lighter. Nicer for the summer and that way, we can still have it because we both like it a lot.
I love German Hot Potato Salad… and I love beans. This is my easy combo. The hubs is ambivalent about the beans but he loves this.
I am not a huge green bean lover or eater but this could tempt me especially served warm
They’re one of my favorites – but not for mon mari…. Even he likes this, (could be the bacon)
I LOVE potato salad! Our favourite one is a cross between German potato salad and North American potato salad. Green beans are a must. And oil cured black olives (Nyons if we can get them, Moroccan if the Nyons olives are unavailable – as they usually are). And radishes, if the radishes are still good. And dill. And parsley. And red onion. We’ve never thought to add bacon to it though. Good idea!
When I was little, our potato salad was decidedly simpler: it consisted of new potatoes, miracle whip (we loathed mayonnaise in those days), chives from the garden, and salt & pepper.
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