• 10 ounces (300 grams) of green beans
  • 26 ounces (750 grams) of pre-cooked potato dice
  • 10 ounces (300 grams) of feta cheese in oil
  • 4 ounces (100 grams) of cashew nuts
  • 7 ounces of frisée lettuce (or any other type of lettuce that you like)
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of the feta cheese's oil

This is definitely one of the more modern Dutch recipes that we know and it has some ingredients that are not Dutch. So how do we decide that it’s a Dutch recipe then? Well, the main ingredients are potato, green beans and lettuce. That’s about as Dutch as it can get now, isn’t it? The cashews add some of the Netherlands’ colonial past to this dish and the feta cheese… Well… You’ve got us there. Nothing Dutch about that one at all, but hey, it adds taste, so we will allow ourselves this frivolity.

This Dutch recipe is completely vegetarian and although we are aware that leaving animal products out doesn’t necessarilly make for a good vegan dish, this one also tastes wonderful without the feta.

Also, be aware that this is not a side salad but a main course. Because it is not a hot meal nor a simple side salad, it is ideal to eat for dinner on a hot summer day.

Steps

  1. Fry the pre-cooked potato dice in a frying pan until golden brown and add salt when finished
  2. Boil water in a pan and cook the green beans for 12 to 14 minutes
  3. Drain the boiling water from the green beans and pour cold water over them to cool them down
  4. Put the fried potato cubes, green beans and the lettuce in a bowl with the cashews and feta cheese and mix them
  5. Take a small bowl in which you combine the oil, white wine vinegar and mustard. Stir this to a smooth dressing.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix again

This is a very simple but tasty and popular Dutch recipe which is particularly popular during the summer months.