Potato and Green Bean Salad

Here lately I’ve found myself watching The Best Recipes Ever on CBC. I didn’t really need to watch another cooking show, but the recipes on this one caught my eye. This potato and green bean salad is the first one I’ve made and although my version came out looking a bit different than the original, it was pretty good.Potato and Green Bean Salad

There are two things you have to keep in mind when making this potato and green bean salad. Some people have an aversion to cilantro, so you might want to use parsley instead, or at least cut back on the cilantro. Also, don’t just toss the dressing into the salad all willy-nilly. Add a little stir, taste, and check the consistency. It’s easy to add too much dressing (and I was dangerously close to having too much dressing on mine!).

Also try my country green beans.

Potato and Green Bean Salad

A nice twist on the traditional potato salad.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings 10
Author Kary Osmand


  • 2-1/2 pounds small new potatoes cleaned
  • 2 cups chopped frozen green beans thawed
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped, divided
  • 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


  • Salt a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until just tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.
  • Add beans and 1/2 cup of the cilantro to the potatoes and gently toss to mix.
  • Mix together the mayo, sour cream and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir into potato mixture.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Serve garnished with remaining cilantro.

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