New potatoes with beans & cress

New potatoes with beans & cress

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5 mins work


Serves 6
Poor old cress always gets relegated to egg mayonnaise, but it really works with potatoes, too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal178
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.11g
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  • 1kg baby new potatoes
    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 250g runner or green bean, trimmed and cut into short lengths
  • pack mustard cress, snipped

For the dressing

  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Boil the potatoes for 15 mins, tipping in the beans for the final 4 mins. Drain and cool under cold water until just warm, or leave to one side if you have time.

  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and toss through the warm vegetables. Scatter the cress on top and serve straight away.

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12th Jul, 2011
Really simple to prepare and a great way to make new potatoes a bit more 'special', will definitely be using this dressing in future...
15th Mar, 2011
lovely flavour. next time i would be more sparing with the dressing, but still lovely
25th Jan, 2011
How simple is this - fed up with just doing plain boiled potatoes by adding simple ingredients makes all the difference. My husband doesn't like beans so changed to sugar snap peas and it was delicious. Will definitely be doing these again.
1st Sep, 2010
I love this dish and have done it loads of time with either green beans or runner beans, really popular and I love "all in one" veggie dishes when entertaining.
2nd Nov, 2007
Cooked this as recomended with the Salmon Trout fillets, very easy and a refreshing change.
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