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Green Bean Caprese Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
This flavorful Green Bean Caprese Salad combines slender green beans and baby potatoes with classic Caprese ingredients. The salad is finished off with a drizzle of delicious Lemon Basil Oil.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 173 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 pound fresh slender green beans
  • 1 pound small yellow potatoes
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1-½ cups fresh mozzarella pearls see Café Tips above
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • flaky sea salt
  • For the pine nuts:
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • Lemon Basil Oil
  1. 1. Fill a large pot or Dutch oven three-quarters full of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of kosher salt and the green beans. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until beans are crisp-tender.
  2. 2. Scoop beans out of water with a slotted spoon and place in a large strainer. (Do not discard water.) Rinse beans with cold water to stop cooking process. Spread the beans out on a kitchen towel to cool. If making in advance, wrap beans in several thickness of paper towels and place in a zippered bag in the refrigerator.
  3. 3. Return water to a boil and add the potatoes. Reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain potatoes. If cooking in advance, drizzle lightly with olive oil and refrigerate when cool.
  4. 4. For the pine nuts, combine pine nuts, oil and salt in a small sauté pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until light golden brown.
  5. 5. Combine the cooled beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and mozzarella pearls on a large serving platter.
  6. 6. Drizzle generously with Lemon Basil Oil. Season with flaky sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  7. 7. Scatter toasted pine nuts over the top, just before serving.
Recipe Notes

Inspired by a recipe from Fine Cooking Nutritional information does not include the Lemon Basil Oil. See Lemon Basil Oil for it's nutritional information.

Nutrition Facts
Green Bean Caprese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 641mg18%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 935IU19%
Vitamin C 22.5mg27%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.