Boistfort Valley Farm
Community Supported Recipe Box

Potato Salad with Olives, Green Beans and Onion

ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1/3 cup pesto (see our recipe or buy pre-made)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram
  • 8 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • 8 ounces yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • 2 pounds potatoes, scrubbed, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup green olives, pitted, halved
  • 1/2 cup brined black olives, pitted, halved

procedure

dish: salad
season: fall

Mix olive oil, white wine vinegar, minced shallots and minced anchovies in medium glass bowl. Whisk in 1 teaspoon each of parsley, basil and marjoram. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Cook all beans in large saucepan of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Rinse under cold water; pat dry. (Dressing and beans can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover separately and refrigerate. Let beans stand 2 hours at room temperature before continuing.) Steam potatoes until just tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer to large bowl. Heat dressing in microwave just until warm, about 30 seconds. Pour half of warm dressing over potatoes and toss to coat. Mound warm potatoes in center of platter. Toss beans and remaining dressing in same bowl. Arrange beans around potatoes. Sprinkle with onion, all olives, capers and remaining herbs. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Adapted from Bon Appétit, June 2000

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