Italian Potato Salad with
Red Onions, Green Beans & Herbs

This flavorful Italian potato salad is a refreshing and colorful side dish, perfect for picnics, potlucks, or a summer BBQ. The combination of tender potatoes, crisp green beans, red onion, and a light vinaigrette with fresh herbs creates a delicious and satisfying salad.
Ingredients:
2-3 pounds small potatoes, halved (or quartered if large)
We used a 3lb bag of yellow potatoes, red potatoes work too!  
1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup red onion (chopped or sliced)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (can add more depending in your taste preference)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions:
Cook the potatoes: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the potatoes until tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 15-20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
Cook the green beans:
While the potatoes are cooking, blanch the green beans in a separate pot of boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Drain the green beans with cold water to stop the cooking process and preserve their bright green color.
Prepare the dressing:
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper.
Assemble the salad:

Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, add them to a large bowl. Toss in the cooked green beans, red onion, and chopped herbs. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat all ingredients evenly.
Serve:
Serve the potato salad at room temperature or slightly chilled.

Tips:

Potatoes:
You can use any type of potato for this recipe, such as Yukon Gold, red potatoes, or even baby potatoes. Just adjust the cooking  time depending on the size of the potatoes.
Vegetables:
Feel free to add other vegetables to the salad, such     as chopped bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, or chopped celery.
Cheese:
For a richer flavor, you can add 1/2 cup of grated     Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese to the salad.
The Dressing:
You can add a 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard to the vinaigrette for added flavor

Garnish:
You can add pitted Kalamata olives for a salty and     briny flavor or fresh basil for a delicious flavor!

Enjoy this delicious and refreshing Italian potato salad!