Italian New Potato Salad

Make potato salad, Italian style with vinaigrette, green beans and olives.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

3/4
pound green beans
10
to 12 new potatoes (1 1/2 pounds), cut into fourths
1/4
cup water
1/2
cup Italian dressing or balsamic vinaigrette
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1
can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

  • 1 Cut beans in half if desired. In 2-quart microwavable casserole, place beans, potatoes and water. Cover and microwave on High 10 to 12 minutes, rotating dish 1/2 turn every 4 minutes, until potatoes are tender; drain.
  • 2 In large glass or plastic bowl, toss beans, potatoes and dressing. Add onion and olives; toss. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until chilled.

Expert Tips

One small bell pepper, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup), can be used for the olives.

Avoid overcooking the potatoes as they will fall apart. You should be able to just pierce the potatoes with a fork when they are done.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.