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Pesto Potatoes Recipe


red potatoes with pesto in a bowl
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Pesto is a savory pasty green sauce that traditionally includes basil leaves, olive oil, plenty of garlic, pine nuts or walnuts, and parmesan cheese. In this recipe, it makes the perfect dressing for boiled potatoes.

Course:
Dinner
,
Lunch
,
Salad
,
Side Dish
,
Vegetable
Cuisine:
American
,
Italian

Makes:

About 3/4 pound
Servings: 1

Takes:

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

Metric conversion:

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Method

  • Prep. Peel the potatoes (or not), and cut them into bite-size chunks.
  • Cook. Boil until soft, but not mushy, about 15 minutes. Drain.
  • Prep again. Toss the pesto in with the potatoes.
  • Serve. Add a splash or two of a really good fresh olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve. What could be simpler? Or more tasty?

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 1548mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg