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Dilly Bean Potato Salad

Green beans and dill pickles perk up this pretty potato salad, and the Italian-style dressing adds a refreshing tang. My Irish grandmother made it for family gatherings, even though I've changed a bit, Nanny always comes to mind when I dish it up. -Marguerite Novicke, Vineland, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    14-16 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 4 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 medium Vidalia or sweet onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 8 dill pickles, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Celery salt and seasoned salt to taste


  • Place 1 in. of water and beans in a skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender; drain and cool.
  • Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. slices; transfer to a large bowl. Add the onions, celery, pickles, dill, parsley and garlic.
  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over potato mixture. Add beans; gently toss.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 200 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 650mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Cheryl, PT
    Sep 25, 2017

    My coworker made this for my going away party. It was awesome!

  • DawnLockhart
    Aug 21, 2012

    Good - no mayo YAY!

  • Rube1234
    Jun 22, 2010

    I was skeptical about this recipe because of the strange mixture of ingredients, but I needed a potato salad recipe without mayo so I decided to give it a shot. It was absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it and I will definitely be making it again. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • RuthSluder
    Jun 6, 2008

    This Dilly Bean Potaot Salad is now one that my church requests I make for our summer carry-ins. It is a perfect recipe for a hot summer day. No eggs or mayo for spoilage. The taste is just awesome!