Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

I have a lot to learn when it comes to gardening.

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Like how many tomatoes we’ll actually have if we plant 25 plants. Or how many ears of corn we’ll get from 4 rows. And how many zucchini keep popping up after I think the plants are done producing.

All these things that keep my kitchen counter covered in vegetables. The porch, ice tub, and mail bin full of that day’s harvest….I hope, by next summer, that this will happen again.

Maybe next year I’ll expect it and won’t be so surprised. I doubt that will happen, but I’d like to think that the more I do this, the more I’ll know what I’m getting myself into.

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The green beans are taking over again.

I thought – naively – that our green beans were done. Over. No more for this year, happy we canned 15 jars, ate a ton, and gave some away.

The garden, and those lush and lovely rows of green beans, decided to laugh right in my face.

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Seems as though our dirt is pretty good ‘round these parts because in the past two nights, Nick has picked another 15-20 cups of green beans.

I’m pretty sure I know what my weekend will look like. I see a green bean covered kitchen and another date with the pressure cooker.

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But besides putting more green beans away for winter, I have had fun coming up with new ways to whittle down the pile of beans in the house.

This salad was a last minute thought, a way to use up the last (or what I thought was the last) of our green beans a week or so ago.

Our first few tomatoes were soft and ripe, the cilantro bright, the green beans snappy.

Tossed together with some garlic and smoked paprika roasted yukon gold potatoes and olive oil, this take on potato salad is the perfect way to celebrate everything about summer.

Even if you have to make it again a week later.

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Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and diced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 5 roma tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss diced potatoes with olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Place in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Roast at 425 for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Place halved tomatoes on baking sheet with potatoes, drizzle with a little oil, salt, and pepper, and return baking sheet to the oven.
  6. Cook the potatoes and tomatoes for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  7. While potatoes and tomatoes are in the oven, bring a pot of water to a boil.
  8. Add green beans and cook, 3-4 minutes, until bright green and crisp-tender.
  9. Remove green beans and place in a bowl.
  10. Toss green beans with potatoes, tomatoes, cilantro, and oil.
  11. Serve warm or room temperature.

36 Responses to “Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad”

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — August 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Quite honestly this looks like the perfect salad! The dressing itself is fabulous!

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — August 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

    The roasted tomatoes look fab! Great salad idea :)

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    thehealthyapron — August 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    This looks so fresh and delicious! I love this time of year!

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    Erica — August 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Yum! I wish i lived nearby, id happily take extras! I made a similar salad earlier this year but used pesto as the dressing!

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    Lauren — August 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    How many green beans did you plant? Pole or Bush? I planted I have about 20 plants growing and only come out with a handful each week, lol. That salad looks delicious!

    • admin replied: — August 19th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      bush beans! i have no idea how many actual plants…we have 4 rows. maybe 20-30 plants? maybe more? I’ll try to count them tonight :)

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    Jennifer @ Raisin Questions — August 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I think you are at a great stage in the gardening learning process — I wish I was there!!! Your garden sounds aaamazing, giving bounty just like Barbara Kingsolver’s at this time of year! What a dream. I love the look of those roasted tomatoes!

    • admin replied: — August 19th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! It’s definitely not slowing down any time soon. :)

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    Maria — August 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Love this salad!

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    Cookin' Canuck — August 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Twenty-five tomato plants? Holy crap! My son (a bonafide tomato lover) would have a fantastic time in your garden. This salad is a fantastic way to use all of your fresh produce.

    • admin replied: — August 19th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      Yup :) “holy crap” is what I think to myself every time I go out to the garden. We went all out this year at the new house because we had the space – I’m enjoying it, but man…it’s overwhelming some days!

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    The Teenage Taste — August 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    This is the perfect Summer salad! I <3 roasted veggies! :-)

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    Shannon — August 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    a delicious salad, indeed! … but you planted 25 tomato plants for you and nick? haha, i knew i was supposed to try and get down there for a visit :)

    • admin replied: — August 19th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      yup – 25. we were a little ambitious :)

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    DessertForTwo — August 19, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I’m in the same boat, and isn’t it lovely? I love giving away stuff, preserving, putting it away for the winter. Summer makes life so beautiful.

    You say you’ve got good dirt…where do ya live?

    • admin replied: — August 19th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      We’re in southwest Virginia – it’s been a good year for the garden, for sure!

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    Jen@foodfamilyfitness — August 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    All my favorite things in one salad…yes, please!!!!
    You’ll have to teach me some garden tips next year when I plant our first one :)

    • admin replied: — August 19th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      doubt i’ll know enough to teach you how to garden by then, but I can at least tell you what NOT to do! :)

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — August 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    This looks awesome! I love all the flavors you included!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — August 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I make a potato, tomato, green bean salad and we love it. I have never roasted the veggies. But now I will!

    Enjoy all that produce! :)

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    Nick — August 19, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    You should start measuring in bushels (28lbs), cups are too small . I think we are up to 2 bushel now!

    • admin replied: — August 19th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      Okay – we’ll start measuring in bushels :)

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    Jeanette — August 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Sounds like you have a very prolific garden! What a nice salad to showcase all the fresh produce from your garden.

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    TracyP — August 19, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    That salad looks amazing! Speaking of gardens, I think my husband and I are the only ones who can’t grow zucchini. Our garden is all in pots, and I think that must be the reason. At least we got lots and lots of tomatoes this year.

    • admin replied: — August 23rd, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      that might make a difference – but tomatoes make up for lack of zucchini, for sure :)

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    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — August 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I have been on such a green bean kick this summer, this salad looks wonderful! If you need another idea for the overflow of green beans one of my friends posted a recipe that combines them with feta, Greek yogurt and some red wine vinegar to create a creamy dressing that looks amazing!

    • admin replied: — August 23rd, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      That sounds so good and different!

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    Cassie (Bake Your Day — August 20, 2011 at 2:39 am

    I have truly been living on roasted veggies…love everything about them. I’m ready for fall but sad to see all of the fresh produce go away so soon!

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — August 20, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Oh how I wish I was your neighbor! I’d be happy to help out with the canning, and take a few veggies off your hands :)

    • admin replied: — August 23rd, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      I would totally take your help! The tomatoes are now taking over :)

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    Sues — August 20, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Wow, this looks heavenly!! Who says salads don’t make real meals?!

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    Megan — August 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I know I’ve said it before, but, wow, I am so jealous of your garden! This salad looks fabulous!

    • admin replied: — August 23rd, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks Megan :) Come visit anytime!

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    savannah mcqueen — August 21, 2011 at 11:41 am

    So, glad I found you on TastyKitchen. This looks delicious.

    • admin replied: — August 23rd, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      Hi Savannah! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — August 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Love all the green beans in this potato salad :)

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