Thursday 24 July 2014

Potato Salad #3: Green Beans and Blue Potatoes (with lemon anchovy dressing)

I finally have enough green beans from the garden to actually make a dish (as opposed to steaming just a handful and tossing with butter ... but nothing wrong with that either!).  And another opportunity to add to my potato salad challenge.  I'm only on number three but hope to be inspired for many more this year.

Aside from the traditional German-style potato salad since I've been eating since I was a kid, I've made a warm potato salad with bacon, radicchio, blue cheese and avocado and smashed potato salad with arugula and garlic scape pesto

And I'm just getting started with the potato harvest!

Green beans and potatoes are a pretty common combination.  Here I've used Isobel Pole Beans as well as Russian Blue potatoes for a nice contrast.

I usually grow a lot of extra potato plants so that I can eat baby potatoes.  This plant would have produced enough potatoes to last me a month had they been allowed to grow to full size, but many of them are just little wee things now (size of a dime as you can see in the pictures).


1 lb baby potatoes
1/2 green beans
Lemon-anchovy dressing (see below)

Roast potatoes in some olive oil with salt and pepper at 400 degrees F.  In the meantime, make the dressing.

Roast potatoes until browned and fork-tender.  Place in a bowl while still hot and add 3-4 Tbsp of the lemon-anchovy dressing.

Blanch green beans for about 30 seconds in rapidly boiling water.  Remove with a slotted spoon and immediately place in an ice bath.  Dry off the beans and toss with the potatoes and dressing already in the bowl.

Serve over a bed of arugula while still warm - extra dressing on the side.

Lemon-anchovy dressing
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp anchovy paste
2 tsp grainy mustard
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Add all ingredients to a mason jar or other lidded jar.  Shake well to combine.  Makes probably double what is needed for this dish, but it's great on green salads as well.


  1. Very pretty salad. I really miss eating potato salad.

  2. Oh my, that would be a sad state of affairs for me without potatoes.