Greek Potato & Green Bean Salad

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  • 1 lb. (450 g) “B”-size red potatoes (about 5–7 potatoes)
  • 12 oz. (350 g) frozen green beans
  • 1 can (15.5 oz. or 398 mL) reduced-sodium chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pkg (5 oz.) salad greens (spinach, romaine, or blend) (about 6–8 cups/1.5–2 L)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) sliced black olives, drained
  •  Optional: grilled chicken or shrimp, crumbled feta cheese, roasted red peppers
  • 6 tbsp (90 mL) olive oil
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) each dried basil, onion powder, and salt (see cook’s tip)
  1. Slice the potatoes into wedges.
  2. Place the potatoes into the Multipot. Add enough cold water to just cover the potatoes. Cover with lid and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. When the potatoes reach a boil, reduce the heat to medium, remove the lid, and cover with the Collapsible Steamer & Strainer (collapsed one layer). Add the green beans to one half of the steamer and the chickpeas to the other half.
  4. Cook, covered, for 8–10 minutes, or until the green beans are crisp-tender.
  5. Combine the dressing ingredients in the Measure, Mix & Pour®; mix until blended.
  6. Place the salad greens in a large serving bowl. Transfer the green beans and chickpeas to the bowl. Drain the potatoes with the lid and transfer to the bowl.
  7. Top with olives and dressing, and toss to coat.


  • 6  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving (2 cups/500 mL): Calories 290, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 410 mg, Carbohydrate 30 g, Fiber 7 g, Sugars 4 g, Protein 6 g

Cook’s Tips:

You can substitute the dried herbs in the dressing with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of Greek Rub.

Top Ingredient Benefits

  • Red potatoes are particularly healthy because the red skin is loaded with fiber, B vitamins, iron and potassium. 
  • Chickpeas are rich in fiber, folate, and minerals, such as iron and phosphorus which help in digestion and boosting immune system

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Benefits of This Recipe

The power of this recipe is hidden in the ingredients used to make it. Greek Potato & Green Bean Salad contains different ingredients that boost the immune system of human beings. The nutritional value in the recipe does not complement the sweetness of the dish. In fact, many go for this recipe not because of its nutritional value but its delicious nature. In this post, we will breakdown each ingredient used in the recipe to uncover the overall benefit of this recipe.

Red Potatoes

Red potatoes are rich in different nutrients major ones being potassium, iron, vitamin B, and fiber. A significant amount of fiber comes from the super-thin potato skin. Following its fineness, it hard to feel its texture or even taste.

 Frozen Green Beans

Green beans are rich in vitamins Vitamin K, fiber, and silicon and therefore having them in a meal can improve your health significantly.


Chickpeas are rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins and therefore they can help in improving the digestion system. The presence of different vitamins helps in improving the overall health of your body. Chickpeas also help in building your body since it has significant protein and that why is preferred by vegetarians. 

Salad Greens

Green vegetables always take the bigger percentage when organizing a well-balanced diet. Greens are rich in minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories. A combination of vegetables and herbs can help you stop many diseases

  Sliced Black Olives

Olive oil is a famous diet in the Mediterranean diet and it is known to strengthen the heart by providing healthy fat. Its richness in monounsaturated fat makes the ingredient very powerful especially in the modern world where heart diseases have increased. Olive oils also help in the management of stress, blood pressure, and inflammation.

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