1 medium spring onion, peeled and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 1⁄2 lbs mini potatoes
1 tablespoon capers
1 teaspoon grainy mustard
1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1⁄2 cup cooked white beans (I like to use canned garbanzo beans)
1 stalk celery, fine dice
1⁄2 lb green beans, ends trimmed
4 radishes, thinly sliced
1⁄4 cup finely sliced chives or spring onion greens
1⁄4 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
Mince or finely slice the onion with a mandoline. Transfer onions to a large bowl and cover with the vinegar. Add some salt and pepper and stir. Make sure that the onions are covered in vinegar. Set aside to soften for at least 5 minutes.
Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover them with water. Place the saucepan on medium-high heat and bring the potatoes to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook potatoes until they are just tender, about 13-16 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cooked potatoes to a plate or bowl and allow them to cool slightly. Reserve the cooking water.
To the bowl with the shallots, stir in the capers and mustard. While whisking, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl. Whisk until you have a unified dressing. Once you can handle the potatoes, cut them into quarters and place them in the bowl with the shallot dressing. Add the white beans and celery to the bowl as well. Stir to combine and set aside.
Bring the saucepan of water back up to a boil and add a pinch of salt. Cut the green beans into bite-sized pieces and add them to the saucepan. Boil vegetables until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Drain the vegetables and place them in an ice bath or run them under cold water to shock them and stop the cooking process.
Dry the green beans with a kitchen towel and add them to the bowl with the potatoes, white beans etc. Add the radishes, chives, and parsley as well, and toss everything to combine. Check the salad for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Each week our CSA gets recipes along with their Shares. Here we've collected all the recipes from previous years.