French Green Bean Salad with Fried Capers

French Green Bean Salad with Fried Capers


Small Golden Beets 4-6
French Green Beans 1.5 lbs
Boiled Eggs 4
Mini Potatoes 1 lb
Radishes 6
Tomatoes 4
Capers 1/2 Cup

Dijon Dressing

Shallot 1
Lemon 1
Dijon 2 teaspoons
Honey 1 teaspoon
Olive Oil 6 Tablespoons
Fresh Dill 2 Tablespoons

This is a French green bean & potato salad, don’t skip the fried capers as they really boost the salad!

Use Beets from a jar to save time.

  1. Make the Dressing by whisking all the ingredients together except the Oil drizzle that in while whisking so the dressing emulsifies. Place in the fridge while you prepare the Salad.
  2. Boil the Potatoes until just tender, set aside to cool.
  3. Do the same for the Beets just add a cup of vinegar and a cup of sugar to the water you are boiling them in.  Cook until just tender and set aside to cool.
  4. When the Beets are cool gently peel the skins off (it’s easier if you halve them first).
  5. Blanch the Green Beans by placing them into a pot of boiling salted water for about 1-2 minutes then you drain them and plunge them into ice water to stop the cooking process.
  6. Fry the Capers by adding a little Oil to a small pan and heat, drain the capers and pat them dry, fry them until they burst open and are crisp, place them on a paper towel to drain.
  7. Quarter the Eggs and the Tomatoes.
  8. Arrange all the Salad ingredients on a platter and serve with the Dressing on the side or toss everything with the Dressing.  Top with the fried Capers.




25 min



Skill Level