Green Bean Potato Salad

Gearing up for picnics and barbecues this summer? Add this Green Bean Potato Salad to the menu.

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One of my jobs during summers at college, I was working at this outdoor catering company, where we prepared food on-site at graduation parties, barbecues, picnics, etc. When working in catering, you have to prepare recipes in large quantities to feed the masses. One of my least favorite things to prepare is the potato salad.

Green Bean Potato Salad in a wooden bowl

Traditional potato salad is dressed with mayonnaise. That is one condiment that I just never enjoyed. Now, just imagine preparing potato salad for 100+ people at one time. The amount of mayo I had to scoop daily was unreal.

Since I don’t personally enjoy mayonnaise, I wanted to create a non-mayo based dressing for potato salad with an added twist by adding green beans and corn. Don’t be afraid to switch up a classic and bring something new to the table, like this Green Bean Potato Salad.

Why use red bliss potatoes for this Green Bean Potato Salad

Red potatoes have smooth thin skin. Its skin is edible, so it’s not necessary to peel or remove it after cooking. Like many waxy varieties, red potatoes are low in starch and won’t produce a light, fluffy texture. They are best used for boiling and roasting and work well in dishes that would benefit from a potato that holds its shape, even when sliced and diced, like for this Green Bean Potato Salad.

Health benefits of potatoes

Poor potatoes have a bad reputation in some people’s eyes. “Oh, I can’t eat potatoes because they are too starchy” Yes, potatoes are starchy because they are carbohydrates and carbohydrates give us energy. Also, there are many nutritional benefits that potatoes provide our bodies. They are high in potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. When enjoyed in moderation and prepared in a healthy way, potatoes can be a nutritious addition to your diet.

Culinary term: blanching & shocking

The word blanch refers to a cooking technique in which food is briefly immersed in steam or boiling water, usually followed by shocking, which is rapidly cooling the food in an ice bath or with cold air.

When you blanch food for the right amount of time it helps maintain flavor, color, texture, and nutritional value. No one wants limp and soggy green beans.

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Green Bean Potato Salad

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

1 pound red bliss potatoes
2 ears of corn, shucked
1 pound French green beans, cut in half
1 lemon, juiced (or 2 tablespoons lemon juice)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste


Instructions

  1. In a large pot add potatoes. Fill with water and bring to a boil and season with salt. Cook potatoes until fork tender, about 20 minutes (depending on the size of your potatoes).
  2. Using tongs, carefully remove the potatoes and let cool. Add corn to the boiling water. Cook for 10 minutes, or until corn is tender.
  3. Using tongs, carefully remove the corn and let cool. Add the string beans to the boiling water. Cook for about 3-5 minutes, or until green beans are tender. Drain green beans and immediately put them in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. When cooled drain green beans and let dry. 
  4. When potatoes are cooled, dice into cubes. Cut corn off the cob. (see notes below for a tip to do this easily)
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and olive oil. Add potatoes, corn, and green beans. Toss to coat.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Let the potato salad sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let all the flavors marinate.

Notes

Tip to cut corn off the cob.

Substitution tip: Don’t have corn on the cob? Swap for sweet canned corn or frozen corn kernels. 

Keywords: potato salad, green beans, corn, potatoes, side dish, recipe

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Sesame, Carrot, & Cucumber Salad

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Utilize your vegetable peeler a little more than just removing the skin. No need for a fancy spiralizer. Simply continue to peel using your vegetable peeler to create delicate vegetable ribbons.

What are English Cucumbers?

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Switch it up from your traditional lettuce-based salads and try something new! This quick and easy Sesame, Carrot, & Cucumber Salad is perfect to switch up your salad game in the warmer months.

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Sesame, Carrot, & Cucumber Salad

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 46 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Asian

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Ingredients

  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 2 large carrots, peeled 
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel carrots and cucumbers into ribbons. Combine the cucumbers and carrots in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, rice vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Toss the cucumbers and carrots with the dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Chill for 20 minutes before serving.

Keywords: sesame, cucumber, carrot, salad, no cook, side dish, healthy, low carb

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Everything Bagel Hasselback Potatoes

Who doesn’t like cheesy potatoes? Add these Everything Bagel Hasselback Potatoes as a side dish for dinner tonight.
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Everything Bagel Hasselback Potatoes

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 2 1x

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Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 oz. Everything Bagel Cabot Cheddar Cheese, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (I used Siggi’s)
  • (optional) chives, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 425°F. Wash and dry the potatoes: Scrub the potatoes clean and pat them dry.
  2. Cut slits in the potatoes, leaving the bottom intact. (Cut slits into the potato, stopping just before you cut through so that the slices stay connected at the bottom of the potato)
  3. Place the potatoes in a baking dish. Brush the potatoes with olive oil, including the bottoms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, then brush with olive oil again, making sure some of the olive oil drips down into the space between the slices.
  5. Bake for another 30 to 40 minutes, until the potatoes are crispy on the edges and potatoes are fork tender.
  6. Remove from oven and carefully place slices of cheddar in between the slits. Bake for another 5 minutes until cheese has melted.
  7. Remove from oven and add Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend, a dollop of yogurt, and chives. Serve warm

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Spanish-Style Cauliflower Rice

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My fiance’s family is originally from Spain and over the years of us dating, I’ve really come to learn about Spanish cuisine and now love using certain spices that are common in traditional Spanish dishes. One spice that is commonly used is smoked paprika.

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What is smoked paprika?

Smoked paprika is a Spanish cousin to the more widely used sweet Hungarian paprika. It’s made from pimiento peppers that have been dried and smoked over an oak fire, then ground into a fine powder. It has a deep red color and a smoky aroma.

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Cauliflower rice has become one of my favorite side dishes because it cooks up so quickly, plus it adds a full serving+ of vegetables to a meal.

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable (or Brassicaceae) family- along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussel sprouts, and some other less common varieties.

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Spanish-Style Cauliflower Rice

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: spanish

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium heads cauliflower, cored and riced (see tips in the note section)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, until the onion begins to turn translucent and is fragrant. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until cauliflower is tender. (Be sure to not overcook, or cauliflower will become mushy) Add paprika and cumin. Sauté for an additional minute.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken broth and tomato paste until smooth. Add to the skillet and stir to incorporate into the cauliflower rice. Cook for 2-3 minutes until liquid has absorbed and evaporated.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with almonds and parsley.

Notes

recipe adapted from Paleo magazine

To rice the cauliflower:
option 1: Take a box grater and grate the cauliflower into rice in a bowl
option 2: Place cauliflower florets in a food processor pulse until reach desired rice consistency.
option 3: Buy the pre-riced cauliflower, often found fresh in the produce section or frozen at your local grocery store.

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Cranberry Relish

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Cranberry Relish via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_kitchenWith Thanksgiving just a few days away, everyone is finalizing their Thanksgiving Day menu. Thanksgiving dinner is all about timing. What needs to be in/out the oven or stovetop. I am always a fan of the menu items that can be made ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about factoring that in the day of the festivities.
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Cranberry Relish

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: side dish

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Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz) bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple rings, juice drained
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Place cranberries in a large food processor and pulse to begin to break down the cranberries.
  2. Cut lemon into small wedges and remove any seeds. Add the whole lemon to the food processor with the cranberries (do NOT remove the peel). Pulse to begin to break down the lemons with the cranberries.
  3. Add pineapple, sugar, and honey. Pulse to reach desired consistency.
  4. Let chill overnight to allow the flavors to come together.

Notes

*If using frozen cranberries, let thaw completely and drain to remove any excess liquid before preparing this recipe.

Keywords: cranberry relish, cranberry, side dish, thanksgiving, holiday

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Cheesy Cauliflower Tots

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Cheesy Cauliflower Tots

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups finely chopped cauliflower (or cauliflower crumbles)
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Cabot cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat panko
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place cauliflower in a large microwave safe bowl. Dampen a paper towel and place on top of cauliflower pieces. Microwave cauliflower for 2 minutes, until cauliflower is tender. Squeeze out any excess moisture with a dish cloth or paper towels.
  3. Add the egg, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, panko, garlic powder, and parsley. Mix well to combine.
  4. Add 1 heading tablespoon to each muffin tin. Press to pack down the cauliflower into the tin.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes, until cauliflower tots are golden brown. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from pan.

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Roasted Maple-Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Celebrate National Nutrition Month® by savoring the flavor of eating right with these Roasted Maple-Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts.

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Roasted Maple-Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: roasting

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, halved and trimmed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a large baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
  3. Mix in the Brussels sprouts until they are fully coated. Pour the Brussels sprouts on an even layer on the baking sheet, drizzling any remaining glaze on top.
  4. Roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Brussels sprouts should be tender and caramelized to your desired doneness.

Keywords: Brussels sprouts, roasting, vegetable side dish

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Lemon Parsley Chickpeas

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen

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Ingredients

  • 2 (15 oz.) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a large saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, saute for 1 minute, until it begins to become fragrant. Add chickpeas and toss with garlic and olive oil until evenly coated.
  3. Stir in lemon juice and simmer until reduced by half, tossing chickpeas occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in chopped parsley.

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Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

These Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes are a healthy twist of a cross between baked potatoes and french fries – crispy on the outside and fluffy and tender on the inside. 

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Hear those crickets? I haven’t made a recipe in over a week. I am finally back in action after being sick for a few days. I’ve thought of so many recipe ideas, but I didn’t have the energy or appetite to cook this week.
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Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 6 1x

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Ingredients

  • 24 ounces baby Dutch yellow potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the potatoes until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  3. As potatoes are cooking, in a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, dried rosemary, salt and pepper.
  4. Place potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a back of a fork, carefully smash the potatoes until flattened but still in one piece. Top each smashed potato with garlic parmesan mixture.
  5. Place into oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown and edges are crispy.

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Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Six ingredient stuffed tomatoes with whole grains can be eaten as part of a main dish or as a vegetable side.

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This recipe can be easily adapted with the flavors you like. I added spinach, mushrooms, and garlic because that was what was in my fridge!
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Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup spinach, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Core tomatoes, removing the inside flesh and seeds. Set aside the inside flesh from 2 of the tomatoes in a medium bowl.
  2. Dice the remaining tomato flesh. Add to a bowl with the quinoa, spinach, mushrooms, garlic and olive oil. Mix well to combine.
  3. Place tomatoes in a shallow pan. Stuff the tomatoes with the quinoa and vegetable mixture.
  4. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, until tomato begins to soften.
  5. Serve as a side dish, or make it a meal by adding a fried egg on top.

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