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French Style Potato and Green Bean Salad


  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans ends trimmed
  • 1 ½ lb small white potatoes cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Parsley


  1. Blanch the green beans: bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until they are just tender about 3 to 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the beans and transfer them to an ice bath. 

  2. In the same pot add the potatoes, and simmer until they are firm but easily pierced with a fork, about 30 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare the vinaigrette: in a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, Dijon, garlic, salt, olive oil, and pepper. 

  4. In a large bowl toss the potatoes, green beans and vinaigrette together until well coated. Top with parsley and serve.