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Grilled Potato and Parsley Pesto Salad

 
Grilled Potato and Parsley Pesto Salad
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Grilled potatoes tossed with freshly-made parsley pesto, an easy recipe that tastes delicious. Clean, fresh and vibrant flavors perk up plain grilled potatoes. A great side dish perfect for a summer BBQ.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

35

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 pound potatoes
mini red and whites
salt
*
4 tablespoons olive oil
divided
black pepper
freshly ground
*
Parsley pesto:
3 tablespoons pine nuts
toasted, or sub. almonds
1 cup parsley leaves
fresh
2 tablespoons oregano
fresh, or 1 tsp dried
*
½ lemon
juice of
1 clove garlic
minced, chopped
1 ½ tablespoon capers
drained

Directions

Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover with salted cold water. Bring to the boil and cook until just tender, about 5 or 6 minutes.

Drain potatoes in colander in the sink, transfer into large bowl and allow to cool slightly. Season with ½ of the olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste. Toss to coat.

Toss the scrubbed potatoes in some olive oil, salt, pepper

Preheat the BBQ or grill.

Make the parsley pesto:

Toast pine nuts in a toaster oven at 350℉ (180℃) F for about 5 to 8 minutes, watch carefully, and do not let burn.

Into a food processor, add the oregano, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, the remaining ½ of the olive oil, pine nuts and salt and black pepper to taste.

Clean fresh and simple ingredients

Pulse until mixture forms chunky paste, scrape down the sides of the food processor and continue processing (scraping down the sides as needed) until you reach your desired consistency.

Give her a whizz in the food processor

Using tongs place potatoes on grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side until slightly charred.

Watch carefully, turning as needed
Just about finished

Add to potatoes and toss until well coated. Cut potatoes in half if desired. Serve at room temperature.

Note:

The parsley pesto is also great not only potatoes but also on pasta or other veggies.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

over 6 years

Grilled potatoes are good but once tossed in this fresh, tangy parsley pesto they become divine.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 157g (5.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 26260% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 27%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 104mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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