Arugula, Potato, and Green-Bean Salad with Creamy Walnut Dressing Recipe

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Wilma Published: September 17, 2021
Arugula, Potato, and Green-Bean Salad with Creamy Walnut Dressing Recipe

How To Make Arugula, Potato, and Green-Bean Salad with Creamy Walnut Dressing

This green-bean salad has the heft of potatoes and the freshness of arugula. Walnuts are added for a more interesting texture and an overall delicious dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1ozwalnuts
  • 2tbspwhite-wine vinegar
  • 2tbspnonfat plain yogurt
  • 1tspDijon mustard
  • 1tspcoarse salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2tbspwalnut oil
  • lbsfingerling potatoes
  • 6ozharicots verts,or other green beans
  • 3ozbaby arugula


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast in oven until fragrant, which will be about 8 minutes. Let cool slightly. Finely chop, and set aside.

  2. Whisk together vinegar, yogurt, mustard, salt, and the toasted nuts in a small bowl; season with pepper. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until emulsified. Set dressing aside.

  3. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer potatoes to a colander to drain. Set aside.

  4. Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Return pan of water to a boil. Add green beans, and cook until tender and bright green. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to ice-water bath to stop the cooking.

  5. Transfer to a cutting board, and cut into 2-inch pieces. Arrange arugula, potatoes, and green beans on a platter. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat.


  • Calories: 132.16kcal
  • Fat: 5.95g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.80g
  • Fiber: 2.98g
  • Sugar: 1.97g
  • Protein: 3.21g
  • Cholesterol: 0.08mg
  • Sodium: 254.49mg
  • Calcium: 48.70mg
  • Potassium: 473.90mg
  • Iron: 1.20mg
  • Vitamin A: 20.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 21.03mg
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