Italian potato salad with green beans and potatoes in a white serving platter.

Italian Potato Salad

This easy to make creamy Italian Potato salad with green beans will quickly become your favorite summer potluck recipe. You are going to love this no mayo potato salad! 
Course Salad/Side
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian potato salad, parsley potato salad, potato salad recipe without mayo, string bean and potato salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 393kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 2 pounds small potatoes new or red potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound string green beans trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half

Parsley Vinaigrette:

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic fresh, minced
  • 1 cup parsley fresh Italian flat-leaf, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh lemon juice from ½ lemon OPTIONAL


  • In a large pot of cold water, add the potatoes and a teaspoon of salt. 
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes become tender. When a knife can easily pierce the potato, they are done.
  • While the potatoes are simmering, bring another pot of water to boil. Add the salt.
  • Add the string beans and blanch for about 2-3 minutes or until crisp tender and bright green in color.
  • Drain the green beans and run under cold water to stop the cooking.
  • While the potatoes continue to simmer, combine the ingredients to make the parsley vinaigrette in a small mason jar. Place the screw-top cap and shake together.
  • Drain the potatoes and when cool enough to handle, slice them in half or in quarters. 
  • Place the warm potatoes and crispy green beans in a large bowl and toss together with about half of the parsley vinaigrette. Allow the flavors to be absorbed for at least 5 minutes.  
  • When ready to serve, add the tomatoes and the rest of the vinaigrette and drizzle with the juice of half a lemon. 


Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 1435mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2245IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 4.1mg