I’ve never been a big fan of potato salad. I’m not sure why. I love macaroni salad (but only the way my mother makes it). As an adult I came around to cole slaw. But never liked potato salad — even the way my mother makes it.
When I was the food editor at iVillage we used to run a recipe contest with a weekly theme. One week in the summer was, of course, potato salad. The winner was different from any potato salad I’d ever encountered. I later learned that this is the way the French make it. Those clever French!
I made a version of this tonight. It’s really yummy.
I simplified it a bit. Basically, I boil the potatoes and the green beans, then toss them with a vinaigrette. I made my dressing with white wine vinegar instead of red. I’ve also done it with lemon juice. What’s best, this salad tastes good warm, room temperature or cold.