South American potato and bean salad recipe

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Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Cost RangeNot

Crunchy potatoes and fresh green beans, this dish is ideal as a starter or lunch with grilled chicken or steak


  • 75g pumpkin seeds
  • 750g potatoes, halved or quartered
  • 200g trimmed green beans, halved
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic




  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400F/gas 6.
  2. Spread the pumpkin seeds on a baking tray and bake for 10 mins until lightly browned. Allow to cool.
  3. Cook the potatoes in boiling water for 10 mins until tender, remove with a slotted spoon and run under cold water to cool or use a sieve.
  4. Add the beans to the water and cook for 2-3 mins. Cool under cold water.
  5. Place the potatoes and beans in a large bowl.
  6. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the tomatoes and garlic for 2-3 mins. Place the pumpkin seeds in a food processor and grind to a smooth paste. Add the tomato and process until smooth.
  7. Add 75ml water to make a thick dressing. Stir into the potatoes and chill before serving.