Insalata di fagiolino e patate (potato and green bean salad)

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Time 30 Minutes
  • 1kg desiree potatoes
  • 250g green beans, ends trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (20ml) white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons basil or flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Sea salt, freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It
Step 1

Place potatoes in a large saucepan with cold water. Cook, uncovered for 15 minutes or until tender, adding the green beans for the last 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes and green beans. Refresh under cold water and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile to make the dressing, combine the olive oil, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper in a screw-top jar. Close the jar and shake well to combine.

Step 3

Pour over the dressing, add the parsley and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately – buon appetito.

1kg desiree potatoes|250g green beans, ends trimmed|3 tablespoons (60ml) extra virgin olive oil|1 tablespoon (20ml) white wine vinegar|2 tablespoons basil or flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped|Sea salt, freshly ground black pepper

Vanessa Bottaro

Author, Founder and Creative Director at Italian Spoon
In my eyes, Italian cuisine is love on a plate.

Vanessa is Creative Director of the Italian Spoon website and Author of The Italian entertaining cookbook, a collection of home-style Italian recipes and tips for entertaining in true Italian-style. In addition to cooking and taking photographs, Vanessa writes the recipes and blogs to bring the love of Italian cooking to life! The collection of recipes and blogs on the website have been inspired by travels to Italy and desire to share what she has learnt from the great ‘Mamma’s and ‘Nonna’s in her life!

Vanessa is an entrepreneur and wife to husband Simone and the mother of two beautiful kids Dante and Mia. Even so she was born and lives in Melbourne Australia, Vanessa has a deep connection to Italy. Perhaps it is the food, or maybe it is because it is the place where Vanessa met the love of her life, Simone to whom she has been happily married for so many years.
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