Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

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


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.


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.


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.


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.



Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

Makes: 6 servings


  • 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


  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.


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

  2. The roasted tomatoes look fab! Great salad idea :)

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

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

  5. 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!

    • 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 :)

  6. 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!

  7. Love this salad!

  8. 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.

    • 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!

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

  10. 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 :)

  11. 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?

  12. 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 :)

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

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

  14. 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! :)

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

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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 :)

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

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

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

  24. Love all the green beans in this potato salad :)

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