This past week, I was in a pinch to find a side dish to have along with Turkey Burgers. I was looking for something light and clean but was at a bit of a loss without having standard salad greens which would typically be my go to.
Using the red potatoes and purple beans (which are just like green beans – find out more here) I created a lighter version of the BBQ side dish staple – Potato Salad. I nixed the typical cream style dressing and opted to create a simple balsamic vinaigrette.
- Red Potatoes (about 2 lbs)
- Purple Beans (about 1 lb)
- Chopped Chives (1 tablespoon)
- For Dressing:
- Balsamic Vinegar (1/4 cup)
- Olive Oil (1/2 cup)
- 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
- Lemon Juice (2 tablespoons)
- Dijon Mustard (2 tablespoons)
- Worcestershire Sauce (2-3 dashes)
- Salt & Pepper
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, green beans, onion and basil.
Mix/whisk all the vinaigrette ingredients together (I like to shake it in a small jar).
Add in the Balsamic vinaigrette mixture to the warm potato/bean mixture; toss well to coat.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve chilled or room temperature.