Recipe: Lidia Bastianich’s String Bean and Potato Salad

Set your picnic apart with this fresh, springtime recipe.

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I ate a lot of potatoes as a child, and my Grandmother Rosa had many ways of dressing them up. This was one of my favorites as a kid when my grandmother’s earliest string beans were harvested. Try it as picnic fare.


    • 2 medium to large Idaho potatoes
    • 1 pound fresh string beans, trimmed
    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
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