Salade Liègeoise

A taste of Belgium… from Home!


Liège Potato Salad

This salad known as salade liégeoise, or potée liégeoise in the French-speaking side of Belgium, is a classic staple for lunch or dinner.

Potato salads are a versatile dish can be eaten hot or cold all year round. And the city of Liège in Belgium has its own homegrown version featuring potatoes, green beans and bacon.

Prep Time: 15min

Cook Time: 25min

Total Time: 40min

Serves: 2


  • 300g potatoes
    ideally new potatoes
  • 300g green beans
  • 90g bacon
    rinds removed
  • ½ onion
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon fruit vinegar
    such as raspberry or cranberry vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 apple (optional)
    peeled and diced
  • 2 eggs (optional)
    hard-boiled or poached
  • A small handful of walnuts (optional)


Step 1
Boil the potatoes until a fork can go into them but they remain firm. 

Step 2
When the potatoes are almost done, put the green beans in a steamer pot above the potatoes or add them into the boiling water with the potatoes. Continue cooking until green beans are firm yet cooked.

Step 3
Meanwhile, heat a bit of oil in a pan over medium heat. Slice the bacon into strips and dice the onion. Add to the pan.

Step 4
After a couple of minutes, add the apple if using. Continue cooking until everything is cooked well, yet the onions and apples retain some shape.

Step 5
Slice the cooked potatoes into nice sized pieces and put in a bowl. Drain and add the green beans, then add the bacon mix.

Step 6
Put the red wine vinegar and fruit vinegar into the pan on a low heat for approximately 1 minute so the vinegar mixes in with all the remaining grease and flavor. Scrape the vinegar mixture on top of your salad.

Step 7
Add more vinegar to taste as well as a splash of oil and pinch of salt and pepper. Top with egg and walnuts (if using) and enjoy!

This salad can be made in advance and can be eaten hot, lukewarm or cold.