Friday, May 8, 2009

Chef Chuck's Green Bean and Potato Salad

Insalata di Patate

Green beans and potato salad has been a summer time staple my whole life. My Mom made this salad a lot, during our back yard barbecues. I like a light coat of dressing because you are able to enjoy the flavors of these fresh organic vegetables.

Green Bean and Potato Salad

1 pound fresh green beans
1 1/2 pounds red potatoes
1 red onion, sliced

extra virgin olive oil
balsamic vinegar or
red wine vinegar
salt and pepper

Place whole potatoes in a large pot of salted water, bring to a boil and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes, drain, cool and cut in quarters. Trim and snap green beans, steam and cool. Combine potatoes and beans in a large bowl add onions, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Add oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to your desire.


  1. My mom has made this for as long as I can remember. It is truly THE best. And you are right, a light coat on the dressing...mmmmm! Yours looks gorgeous!

  2. Chuck - This reminds me of salads I make. Perfect with the warm weather approaching.

  3. Hi LaDue, What would we do without our mom's!!
    Thanks so much :)

  4. Hi Live.Love.Eat, Your right we have hit our warm weather already here in the high plains of Arizona.
    80 degrees and all sun for two weeks know! I am loving it! Thank You:)

  5. Yummie, easy & delcious flavours! What else do you need?

  6. Hi Sophie, Your right, It's all right there!! Thank You :)

  7. This looks really good!! Nice and healthy!!
    I should probably be cooking more of this and baking a lot less. haha

  8. Yes Ash, We must eat good every now and then!
    Plus Baking!!!

  9. Hey Chuck, can we get married...again. You know I love your food, but on occasions I have to let it go due to the fact I am a vegetarian. So when I saw this one I was jumping for joy.

    I just finished it for lunch. I mean come on, starch, and veggie all in one dish, what's not to love.

    I am going to blog about this today and I already posted about your risotto. Wow!

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  11. Hi Cooking Lady, They say the best time to get married is in May! So let's get a move on it!!
    I love when veggies make us happy :)
    More veggies to come, we are in season, Yeah.
    Thank You