Thursday, July 9, 2009

Matt's Creamy Pesto Potato Salad

I have never met anyone who loves potato salad as much as Matt. He considers it a huge treat when I get him some from the deli to have with his lunch. His favorite maybe the classic potato salad with hard boiled egg but give him a good German potato salad or even a oil & vinegar version & he's just as happy. So, when I made a big batch of garlic scape pesto he, of course, decided it would be a great flavoring for a potato salad.
Matt's Creamy Pesto Potato Salad
He kept the flavors pretty simple in this salad, a little tang from the sour cream & a little garlic from the pesto. The flavors were reminiscent of a baked potato probably due to the sour cream. The salad was a big hit at our Fourth of July bbq & I think it'll become one of our summer staples, especially with all the pesto in the freezer.
Matt's Creamy Pesto Potato Salad

Matt's Creamy Pesto Potato Salad

2 lbs waxy potatoes (we used 1lb each red potatoes & yukon gold), washed & cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 - 3 T Garlic Scape Pesto
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c mayonnaise
salt & pepper to taste

Boil the potatoes in salted water until fork tender about 7 - 10 minutes. Drain.

Mix the pesto, sour cream & mayonnaise together. Season with salt & a generous amount of pepper. Mix in with warm potatoes.

Serve warm or chilled

Makes 2 lbs (6 servings)

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Lori said...

I am with you on the pesto. We have a ton in our freezer.

maris said...

Yum! This might become MY summer staple too. Looks delicious and I think I have all of the ingredients (except for homemade pesto, but what's a girl to do!?)

shopgirl said...

Looks great!
My grandmother always said "I never met a potato I didn't like". : )

grace said...

excellent, excellent way to use up some of that pesto! its inclusion makes this potato salad extremely unique and appealing, regardless of that mayo…

Stacy Hoover said...

Kat, I love pesto, BUT my husband is allergic to nuts of all types. Is there anything else I can use as a substitute in this recipe? This looks so good!!!

Sara said...

Mmm! This sounds so good! I'm going to have to make this sometime this summer!

kat said...

Stacy - I've seen it suggested that sunflower or pumpkin seeds would make a good substitute for nuts in pesto

Stacy Hoover said...

Thanks Kat - We'll be giving this a try for sure!

Peter M said...

An obvious winner here with the garlic-scape pesto...picnic time!

Deborah said...

I don't think I've ever had a pesto in a potato salad. Sounds like a winner!

Anonymous said...

ziba zoo ba! looks awesome! im making it tonight! pesto rhymes with presto!

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