Mediterranean Potato Salad



  1. Put the potatoes in a pot with enough water to cover them by 1 inch; add a large pinch of salt.
  2. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat so the water bubbles.
  3. Cook the potatoes until they are just beginning to get tender, 5 to 7 minutes, then add the green beans.
  4. Cook until the potatoes are tender but still firm and not at all mushy and the green beans are brightly colored and crisp-tender, another 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Drain in a colander, rinse in cold water for 1 minute, and drain again.
  6. While the potatoes are cooking, put the vinegar, oil, garlic, shallot, mustard, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper in a bowl combine.
  7. Add the potatoes and green beans along with the eggs, olives, and tomatoes and toss to combine.
  8. Taste and adjust the seasoning and serve.