What you will need:
1 pound of fresh string beans
5 whole Red Potatoes
1 Red Onion
5 Plum tomatoes
1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
1/4 Cup of Balsamic or Red Wine Vinegar
2 Medium pots
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
First start your pots off filled with water and put on the stove for boiling. Wash your green beans and your potatoes and start the prep work. Snap off each end of the string bean, put to the side. Brush off the dirt on your potatoes. You can either peel or not peel, doesn't really make a difference. Once the Water is boiling, in both pots add in the potatoes in one and the green beans in the other.
Slice your onions evenly, add to your salad bowl. Cut your tomatoes in wedges, also add into the bowl.
Check on your string beans, and your potatoes. The potatoes should be nice and soft/done. The green beans should still be somewhat crunchy when you are finished. Most likely the potatoes will take longer. Once the string beans and the potatoes are done, drain the water and place both in the refrigerator for at least 1 - 2 hours..
Once those items have cooled, add the string beans to your salad bowl. Cut the potatoes any way you would like and also add to the salad bowl. Combine all other ingredients left on the list. You are ready to serve.
Tip - if you are waiting for guests to arrive, I would hold off on adding in the vinegar. Add the vinegar right before serving to your guests.