Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
8 Servings

Let trimmed green beans share the red potatoes' spotlight and toss them together in a creamy mixture of mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, and fresh herbs.


How to Make It

Step 1

Cover potatoes with cold water in a large saucepan. Add 1 tsp. salt, cover and bring to a boil. Uncover, reduce heat and simmer until tender but not mushy, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, then place in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Drain again. Cut each potato in half, or into quarters if they're larger.

Step 2

Bring another large saucepan of water to boil, add beans and 1 tsp. salt, and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, plunge into ice water and drain again.

Step 3

Make dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise and vinegar in a medium bowl. Stir in scallions, parsley, tarragon, 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Combine potatoes, green beans and dressing in a large salad bowl and toss gently to coat, being careful not to break up potatoes. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, and up to 1 day, before serving to allow flavors to blend thoroughly.

Ratings & Reviews

aburnett72's Review

December 31, 2012

barbarajd's Review

July 04, 2012

sylviakinnee's Review

June 03, 2012
I loved this salad. Very easy. The bright flavor of the vinegar really made it scrumptious. Fresh tarragon was just enough herb flavor with the scallions. I will make this again and a gain. A real winner, simple and delicious!

RitaSonja's Review

September 04, 2010
This is a perfect recipe to either prepare for your guests or to bring along to someone's dinner party or BBQ. It was easy to prepare with a minimal number of ingredients. I did have to add some salt to the dish to make it a little more flavorful. I found that it took me an hour to prepare, and I had the green onions and green beans done the day before. I would think it would take a Sous-chef to prepare everything in just a half hour as was indicated.

JenRaj's Review

July 06, 2010
Loved this! I had to add more salt and a little more vinegar to taste anything but the low-fat mayo I used. Letting it stand in the fridge overnight helped too. The beans add a fresh crispness that is great. Will make again.

sassytoday's Review

June 09, 2010
Outstanding recipe! It's like a healthy, low-cal potato salad with green beans in get your salad and vegetable in 1 easy dish that you make ahead. This sauce is incredibly delicious.