Saturday, March 26, 2011

Carmela Soprano's Green Bean, Potato and Red Onion Salad

Did you get compliments for making Carmela Soprano's Cream Puffs?
Did folks say "Oh, you shouldn't have?"
A little guilt, when your guest or the family has it, is a good thing.

Okay... speaking of guilt, it is still Lent and we should eat simply.

In the Welcome to the Family chapter of Carmela's Entertaining with The Sopranos, Carmela throws together a Green Bean, Potato and Red Onion Salad. 

Now this is the chapter with recipes Carm prepares for family gatherings.
Important gatherings.
Baptisms, Communions, and Confirmations.
Once in a lifetime occasions.

Sometimes I just don't know what that girl is thinking.
Well, maybe she made this for the dieters in the family.
Like Janice.
Yeah, right.

This recipe uses some of those capers you bought back in November 

And you could serve it with a tin of tuna for some protein.
Let's live off that hump.  

                        Green Bean, Potato and Red Onion Salad
Serves 4 to 6
Steam until tender
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed, cut (or buy frozen) 
Place on a large serving platter
Put in a medium saucepan
4 to 6 medium Yukon gold or red-skin potatoes
             Peeled, if you want, and cut into cubes.
cold water to cover
salt to taste
Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Cook until the potatoes are tender.
Drain and let cool slightly.

In a large bowl, whisk together
1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil
3 to 4 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
salt & black pepper to taste
Stir in 
2 Tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained.
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
the cooked beans and potatoes
Toss well.
Serve at room temperature.

At this rate you should have an empty shelf or two in a few months.
It took a while to build that hump.
It'll take a while to eat it all.

Would I make Green Bean, Potato and Red Onion Salad again?
And I'd add a tin of tuna... or two.

Another recipe down.  Twenty-five more to go.


  1. I have made this many times because it is so delicious, thanks for sharing, although I have not made the cream puffs yet, I will click on your link and make some. You will be to blame for the 5 pounds weight gain.

  2. Hi, Miss Macy May!

    I'm so glad you've enjoyed this recipe! Thanks to Carmela, of course.
    Hope you find other recipes in my blog you enjoy as much.

    Fill the cream puffs with something low fat and you should stay your gorgeous self.

    enjoy and stay healthy,


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