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Sicilian Potato and Green Bean Salad

Sicilian Potato and Green Bean Salad

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 12 mins
  • Cool 1 hr

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  • 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 pounds tiny red new potatoes, quartered
  • 8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
  • 3 anchovies, mashed with a fork, or 1 to 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered, coarsely chopped roma tomatoes, or roasted red sweet pepper strips
  • 1/3 cup green Italian olives, pitted and quartered, or pitted large ripe olives, quartered
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, cut into very thin strips
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Finely shred peel from lemon; measure 2 teaspoons lemon peel. Juice lemon; measure 3 tablespoons juice. Set aside. In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine potatoes and enough salted water to cover. Bring to boiling over high heat; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender, adding green beans for the last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour or until cool.
  2. For the dressing, in a screw-top jar combine oil, the 2 teaspoons lemon peel, the 3 tablespoons lemon juice, the capers, anchovies, garlic, and the 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cover and shake well.
  3. In a large bowl toss potatoes with half of the dressing. Add eggs, tomatoes, olives, basil, and the remaining dressing; toss gently to coat. Season to taste with salt and additional black pepper.


  • Sicilian Potato and Green Bean Salad with Tuna: Prepare Sicilian Potato and Green Bean Salad, except add one 7-ounce can tuna, drained, and 1/4 cup sliced green onions (2) to the cooked and cooled potato-bean mixture.
  • Sicilian Potato and Green Bean Salad with Tuna: Nutrition per serving: 216 calories, 11 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate, 12 g total fat, (2 g sat. fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 11% Vitamin A, 29% Vitamin C, 373 mg sodium, 4% calcium, 10% iron

Nutrition Facts

(Sicilian Potato and Green Bean Salad)

Servings Per Recipe 8, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 3, calcium (mg) 40, sugar (g) 3, sodium (mg) 289, iron (mg) 1, Potassium (mg) 535, cal. (kcal) 186, vit. A (IU) 486, pro. (g) 4, vit. C (mg) 17, carb. (g) 17, Thiamin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 12, Riboflavin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 48, Niacin (mg) 2, sat. fat (g) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 8, Folate (µg) 36, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0

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