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Roast potato and green bean salad is a simple and delicious salad. It’s great served warm or cold or even as a side to go with your favourite main dish.

Got any left over roast potatoes or green beans from the Sunday roast folks? Great! Here’s a delicious roast potato and green bean salad to use up those ingredients!

What if you don’t have Sunday leftovers? No problems! Just get a bag of new potatoes and some fresh green beans. Either way this is still a simple recipe to make.

It’s just perfectly cooked roast potatoes and green beans tossed in a fresh tasting zingy garlic vinaigrette dressing. The quick dressing being one which is made from basic store cupboard ingredients.

All in all this is a great tasting budget recipe to make!

Roast potatoes and green beans are such a great classic combination together. Then when paired with my heathy dressing they’re given a tasty makeover and reborn as a fantastic salad.

This green bean salad works really well either served warm or cold. I’ve even made this and taken it to work as a packed lunch before. When I used to be an IT Project Manager.

My packed lunch was always something that I looked forward to. Not just as something to eat but as a reminder of great, fresh tasting home cooked food that I loved to make.

My lunch break temporarily took me away from the frequently challenging work environment.

Whilst savouring mouthfulls of great food I was dreaming of one day working full time on my food blog. Creating lots of amazing quick healthy recipes for busy people to love too.

Well folks, I just wanted to let you know that today that situation is no longer a dream. It’s reality.

With the help of income that I’ve created from several rental properties. A growing income from the advertising on this blog. And the blessing of Lady Lynne. I left that job in June.

Everyday I get up in the morning and am grateful for being able to do what I love. To have made the dream real. I thank you all for supporting me, subscribing to this blog and clicking through each recipe.

It’s recipes like this roast potato and greeen bean salad that helped me get to this privilidged position.

You see no food was (or is) ever wasted in our household. A weekly menu was (and still is) made up. The food budget was stuck to. Every spare penny saved to invest.

So you see cooking for yourself isn’t just beneficial to your health.

It’s also fundamental to your wellbeing and your personal financial position. It can help change what you do with your life.

If I can do it folks, and there’s something you’d far rather be doing with your life.  You definitely can too. 🙂

Anyway, that’s enough about me! Let’s get on with how you can make this roast potato and green bean salad!

How to Make This Roast Potato and Green Bean Salad Recipe
  • Depending on the size of your potoatoes, you may need to cut them in half or even quarter them prior to roasting. This will help to cook them faster. Check they’re cooked by using a fork to ensure they’re tender.
  • When cooking the green beans be sure you don’t over cook them or they will be soft and soggy.
  • Taste test your dressing before adding the rest of the ingredients to ensure it’s to your liking.
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I use my Jamie Oliver Small Platter White dish here in this recipe for serving and in many of my other recipes too.

If you enjoyed this potato salad recipe then you might like to try my Mackerel Beetroot Salad or the Sweet Potato Goats Cheese and Couscous Salad?

Folks, thanks for reading this and for all your comments and sharing too. Next week join me Tuesday for a round up of the easiest healthy salad dressings you can make in a jar. Then on Thursday Inverarnan to Rowardennan – The West Highland Way. Day 4.

Until then have an amazing weekend! 😀

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Roast potato and green bean salad is a simple and delicious salad. It's great served warm or cold or even as a side to go with your favourite main dish!Click To Tweet Roast Potato and Green Bean Salad Recipe

As a side dish this salad goes particularly well at a barbecue!

I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂

Roast Potato and Green Bean Salad

Roast potato and green bean salad is a simple and delicious salad. It can be served warm or as a side to go with your favourite main dish. It’s also a great way of using up any leftover roast potatoes. It makes a great flavoursome packed lunch too!

  • 500 g salad / new potatoes (halved)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 180 g green beans (trimmed and cut in half lengthwise)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion (sliced thin)
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 220C Fan. Place potatoes in a roasting pan. Pour over the olive oil, season and using your hands massage in the olive oil and seasoning.
  2. Place in oven and roast for 20 mins until the potatoes are tender. Let them cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Whilst the potatoes are roasting, add enough water to a small saucepan to cover the green beans. Bring to the boil and turn down to simmer for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, until al-dente. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the garlic, vinegar and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the onion, parsley and cooled green beans and gently toss together.
  5. Add the potatoes to the bowl, stir them to coat them and finally before serving season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Roast Potato and Green Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 538 Calories from Fat 328
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.4g 56%
Saturated Fat 5.7g 29%
Monounsaturated Fat 19.3g
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 851.9mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 49.6g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 5.6g
Protein 6.4g 13%
Vitamin A 40%
Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 9%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Roast honey glazed tarragon carrots is a delicious and easy side dish to compliment your main meal. These fantastic sweet honey roasted carrots are sure to be a winner at your dinner table!

This roast honey glazed tarragon carrots recipe is brilliant. It just goes to prove how easy it is to spruce up a plain old dish of carrots. It makes them into something that will blow your mind with taste!

It takes just 3 ingredients – olive oil, honey and tarragon to create this simple side dish.

It’s a time saver too as the carrots can be roasting away in the oven whilst you’re getting on with other things or making the rest of the meal.

You know me folks I like my recipes to be quick, healthy and simple and I also like them to be low cost too.

When I’m cooking a quick dinner I’ll usually just reach for a bag of frozen vegetables from the freezer. To add as a side dish. Maybe some peas and sweetcorn. Which can be quickly cooked in the microwave.

However, I couldn’t resist these Scottish carrots. They were fresh and on sale at the time at 30p for a 500g bag.

Rather than just boiling them up and then tossing them in a little honey I thought I would roast them in some honey instead. Plus to give them a little extra flavour, add tarragon which goes really well when combined with sweet things.

The result was, as I said, enough to blow your mind!

These deliciously sweet honey roasted tarragon carrots also have the perfect bite to them. When they’ve finished roasting I bet you’re temped, like I was, to start eating them all there and then out of the pan!

Of course you don’t have to use Scottish carrots for this recipe. That was what I used as they were on offer. You could easily use any good quality fresh carrots.

You could use fresh tarragon too. I often struggle to get it fresh in my local supermarket so I used dried tarragon.

This is a great side dish for a big family meal or holiday dinner, especially Christmas.

How To Make Roast Honey Glazed Tarragon Carrots
  1. Peel your carrots and cut them into large pieces.
  2. Place your carrot pieces into your roasting tin and drizzle over the olive oil and honey.
  3. Sprinkle the tarragon over the carrots and season.
  4. Roast for 30 – 35 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.
  5. Best served immediately.
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This is the small deep roasting tin that I use in the making of this and in many of my other recipes too.

I love this inexpensive roasting tin. It’s perfect for use on a daily basis. Plus it’s easy to clean!

If you loved this roast honey glazed tarragon carrots recipe then be sure to also check out my Roast Summer Vegetables recipe. There’s lots of vibrant summer colours and flavours going on there!

There’s even more roasted goodness coming your way on Thursday! This time in the form of a Roast Potato and Green Bean Salad. Be sure to check back for that then.

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Roast Honey Glazed Tarragon Carrots. A delicious and easy side dish to compliment your main meal. Ready in just 45 minutes!Click To Tweet Roast Honey Glazed Tarragon Carrots Recipe

If you have any sliced onions you could also add them to the roasting tin to saute with the carrots too!

I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂

Roast Honey Glazed Tarragon Carrots

Roast honey glazed tarragon carrots is a delicious and easy side dish to compliment your main meal. These fantastic sweet honey roasted carrots are sure to be a winner at your dinner table!

  • 500 g carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  1. Pre-heat oven to 190C fan.
  2. Place the sliced carrots in a suitably sized roasting tin and drizzle over the olive oil and honey.
  3. Sprinkle over the tarragon and season.
  4. Roast for 30 – 35 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Roast Honey Glazed Tarragon Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.8g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Sodium 86.5mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 16.3g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Sugars 10.2g
Protein 1.2g 2%
Vitamin A 70%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Neils Healthy Meals by Neil@neilshealthymeals.com - 2w ago

Healthy apple and pear bircher muesli is a delicious easy to make ahead breakfast. Just soak the oats overnight in the fridge for a great start to your day!

Folks, when it comes to important meals I’m sure we’re all aware that breakfast ranks at the top. It’s essential to eat after all the hours of emptiness overnight.
 
That’s where eating breakfast, like this healthy apple and pear bircher muesli, will kick start your metabolism for the day ahead.
 
The best thing about this bircher muesli breakfast is that it’s already made for you. It takes just 5 minutes to prepare the evening before. Then just add your pear and apple in the morning.
 
I think we all agree that less hassle and stress especially in the morning is something that we can all do with in our lives?

It’s not just essential to kick start our metabilism in the morning with a breakfast. Research has found people who eat breakfast on a regular basis end up losing more weight compared to those who don’t.

Choosing to eat the right things for breakfast is also essential. An ideal breakfast should consist of a mix of protein, complex carbohydrates and fruit.

When you choose to have a healthy breakfast you’ve already made a better choice. You’ll be less tempted to choose a high calorie fattening fast food option.

This healthy apple and pear bircher muesli is such a great start to the day. It goes a long way to providing those essential nutritional needs mentioned above.

There’s protein, fibre and complex carbohydrates from the oats. Vitamins and minerals from the fruit, seeds, milk and Greek yogurt.

The bircher muesli calories for this recipe are 523. This is a quarter of an average womens daily recommended calorie requirement. Whilst it’s a fifth of an average man’s.

What Is Bircher Muesli?
  • Bircher Muesli originally comes from Switzerland
  • Bircher Muesli was first developed around 1900 by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner. He developed it for patients in his hospital.
  • It’s a breakfast or brunch recipe based on oats, grains, fresh or dried fruits as well as seeds and nuts.
  • The original Bircher muesli was soaked overnight with water and lemon juice then eaten with yoghurt.
  • Bircher Muesli is healthy as long as it has the right balance of complex carbohydrates, protein, dairy and fruits.

It takes just 5 minutes to prepare this Healthy Apple and Pear Bircher Muesli recipe. Enjoy your morning breakfast. Stress free!Click To Tweet Healthy Apple and Pear Bircher Muesli Recipe

This bircher muesli lasts at least 2 days in the fridge. This would also make a great weekend family breakfast. For Lynne and I our favourite time to have this is after a morning gym workout.

I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂

Healthy Apple and Pear Bircher Muesli

Healthy apple and pear bircher muesli is a delicious easy to make ahead breakfast. Just soak the oats overnight in the fridge for a great start to your day!

  • 100 g rolled porridge oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 15 g sunflower seeds
  • 15 g pumpkin seeds
  • 500 ml skimmed milk
  • 250 ml low fat Greek yoghurt
  • 2 green apples (I use Golden Delicious, grated)
  • 1 pear (cut into small 1cm cubes)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  1. In a large bowl, mix the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, milk and Greek yoghurt and put in the fridge overnight.
  2. In the morning, add the grated apples, chopped pear, cinnamon and honey. Stir well and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Apple and Pear Bircher Muesli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.2g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 6.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2g
Cholesterol 2.6mg 1%
Sodium 57.5mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 99.3g 33%
Dietary Fiber 10.6g 42%
Sugars 26g
Protein 13.8g 28%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 24%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you enjoyed this bircher muesli recipe I’ve lot’s of others that you might like to try. How about a raspberry bircher muesli or a banana one?

Anyway back to this week. On Thursday stand by for more fantastic Scottish scenery! It’s the third part of our recent 95 mile Scottish hike. Inveroran to Inverarnan – The West Highland Way. Day 3.

Thanks for reading, following and sharing! Catch you Thursday! 🙂

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