Recipe: Potato Bean Salad

My love of potatoes is very well documented but to be honest I don’t make potato salad anywhere near as often as I should. I didn’t want a particularly creamy potato salad this time around, so went for a zingy honey mustard dressing instead for this potato bean salad. It’s fresh, light & super tasty!

Potato Bean Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

Ingredients List

  • 750g potatoes
  • 400g green beans
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1tbs white vinegar
  • 1tbs honey
  • 2tbs wholegrain mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Scrub the potatoes and slice them into quarters (or eighths for larger potatoes)
  2. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 10-15 minutes, until just cooked through
  3. Trim the beans then cook in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then immediately drain and run under cold water to refresh
  4. Combine the potatoes, beans and capers in a serving bowl
  5. Finely chop the herbs and toss through the salad
  6. Combine the vinegar, honey, mustard and oil in a jar and shake well to combine
  7. Drizzle over the salad, tossing well to combine
  8. Enjoy!

Potato Bean Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

This potato bean salad is delicious both warm and cold, making it an excellent option to take to picnics and BBQs. It works well as a standalone salad for lunch, or as a delightful side dish at dinner. The dressing is possibly my favourite part of the whole dish, which is saying something as it wasn’t that long ago that I wasn’t a mustard fan at all! Add lots of herbs and you’ve got yourself a winning dish!

Potato Bean Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

Are you a potato salad fan? Maybe give this potato bean salad a go!

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4 Comments on Recipe: Potato Bean Salad

  1. merilyn
    May 2, 2016 at 6:25 pm (8 years ago)

    sounds and looks good thanks liz!
    loving your photography too hun! love m:)X

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      May 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks lovely xx

  2. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    May 2, 2016 at 8:49 pm (8 years ago)

    This salad looks delicious, Liz! 🙂 I love that you have gone for a lighter version of potato salad here and opted for the honey/mustard combo rather than a heavier creamy dressing. I love creamy dressings without a doubt, but this salad would be perfect for those nights when I just don’t feel like something heavy.
    Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry recently posted…Bits and Pieces: April 2016

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      May 5, 2016 at 5:49 pm (8 years ago)

      I love creamy dressings too, but there’s definitely times where a lighter option is called for!


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