Grandma's salad

Grandma's salad
This salad harks back to the ones French grandmas used to make: green beans and potatoes (preferably still warm) mixed with diced cheese, parsley and chopped onion in a good vinaigrette dressing.
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Last modified on: September 29th 2021

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 min.
Grandma's salad
Prepare 700 g green beans and reserve.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
Grandma's salad
Plunge 4 potatoes into the same cooking water as the beans (there are no small savings) and cook until tender.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Grandma's salad
Meanwhile, prepare 1 red onion and chop finely.

Chop 1 bunch parsley.

Put into a salad bowl.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Grandma's salad
Dice 50 g Comté cheese.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Grandma's salad
Add to the bowl.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Grandma's salad
Cut the green beans into short lengths...

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Grandma's salad
..and add to the bowl.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
Grandma's salad
Once the potatoes are cooked, peel them.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Grandma's salad
Slice and add to the bowl.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Grandma's salad
Add 5 tablespoons French dressing (vinaigrette), mix well and your "grandma's" salad is ready.
It's important to try and make this a warm salad, with both the beans and potatoes still warm from cooking, served without delay.

If you don't have Comté cheese, any other hard-paste cheese you like will do fine.
Best eaten immediately but will keep in the fridge for later.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,550 Kcal or 6,490 Kj47 gr184 gr70 gr
77 %18 %17 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
97 Kcal or 406 Kj3 gr12 gr4 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
387 Kcal or 1,620 Kj12 gr46 gr17 gr
19 %5 %4 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Sulfites, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.77 €
  • Per person : 1.19 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Green beansGreen beans: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Minestrone, Green beans "Napoléon", Salmon "en papillote" with small vegetables, Mexican-style pork medallions , Green bean purée, ... All
Comté cheeseComté cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chicken Brussels pie, Gnocchi alla romana, Turmeric risotto, Mini cheese and mustard toasts, Bistro celery salad, ... All
French dressing (vinaigrette)French dressing (vinaigrette): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Beetroot and black radish salad, Cubed salad, Warm autumn salad, Paimpol salad, Lentil and cold-meat salad, ... All
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Real home-made chips* , Cervelas salad, Ardennes Salad, Maroilles cheese quiche, Auvergne gratin, ... All
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