Marinated Green Bean & Red Potatoes Salad

"This is my favorite summer salad recipe. I make the day before because it tastes better the second day when the flavors blend (and they blend nicely!). It's a very pretty salad that you'll be proud to serve."
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  • Bring water to boil in 2 Dutch ovens (can do separately if you only have 1).
  • Add green beans to one; reduce heat to medium& cook, covered, 8 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.
  • Remove beans with slotted spoon.
  • Add potatoes to other Dutch oven.
  • Cook, covered, 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove potatoes; drain.
  • Combine vinegar, oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey, salt, dill weed, thyme, and pepper in medium bowl; whisk to combine.
  • Add green beans and potatoes; stir to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days, stirring occasionally.
  • To complete recipe, garnish with tomato wedges.

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  1. DeniseBC
    I'm jumping on the bandwagon about how good this is. I got a late start, so it only marinated for about 4 hours before we had it for supper and it was great. I know it will be even better tomorrow in my lunch. Thanks for a great recipe to use both the green beans and the red potatoes I got this week!
  2. MaryB2
    Another fanastic recipe and one I will reach for first in my recipe box. It compliments any entree dish. Loved it! Perfect for summer entertaining, so delicious and nutritious!
  3. Bayhill
    Delicious! We really enjoyed the wonderful combination of flavors in this salad. It definitely is better when allowed to marinate overnight. I made as written except that I chunked up the tomatoes and added them with the rest of the ingredients so they could marinate overnight as well. I will be making this salad frequently in the summer when I always have an overabundance of green beans and tomatoes from my garden. Thank you for sharing this is definitely a keeper!
  4. dianegrapegrower
    This was very good. Made exactly as written - the balance of oil and vinegar was perfect. Thanks!
  5. ladyfingers
    What a nice change (and probably healthier) from traditional potato salads. I had trouble waiting a day for flavors to blend--kept dipping into it hours after mixing the ingredients together (it was yummy even at that point!) Thanks for sharing.


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