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Grilled Pesto Potato Salad

  • Ready Time: 40min
    3 Reviews
  • Prep Time: 20min
    Cook Time: 20min
  • Potato Type: Reds
  • Serves: 8
    Prep Method: Roasted
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Description

The pop of pesto (typically made from a combination of crushed pine nuts, garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, olive oil, and basil leaves), Parmesan and pepper seasoning to the grilled red potatoes, this salad can conveniently be prepared with only a couple of bowls, a gas grilled and a microwave. Your guests will devour this dish faster than you can say, "Pass the Pesto Potato Salad, pretty please."

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs medium-size red potatoes
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup white or golden balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)

Preparation
Prep Time: 20min | Cook Time: 20min

  1. Place potatoes in a large microwave-safe bowl; cover with lid or plastic wrap.
  2. Note: If using plastic wrap, make sure plastic wrap is not touching any ingredients and poke one small hole in cover to vent.
  3. Microwave on high for 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender (cooking time may vary depending on microwave).
  4. Use oven mitts to carefully remove from microwave.
  5. When cool enough to handle, cut potatoes in half or quarters and spray liberally with olive oil spray.
  6. Grill over high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, turning occasionally, until grill lines are apparent.
  7. Remove from grill and let cool.
  8. Cut into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl.
  9. Whisk together vinegar, oil, salt and garlic; pour over potatoes and toss lightly to coat.
  10. Season with pepper, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  11. Just before serving, toss with Parmesan cheese and basil, then sprinkle with pine nuts.

Nutrition

Calories210
Fat8g
Sodium230mg
Cholesterol5
Vitamin C54%
Fiber3g
Protein5g
Potassium784mg

3 Reviews

Cheryl Eyring 1 year ago

This is so delicious. Easy, too. This was such an excellent side dish with BBQ chicken and corn on the cob....Read Full Review

Cheryl Eyring 1 year ago

This is so delicious. Easy, too. This was such an excellent side dish with BBQ chicken and corn on the cob. Keep em coming.

Cathy 1 year ago

Delicious.....

Cathy 1 year ago

Delicious.....

Lori Reeves 1 year ago

This recipe is great warm.

Lori Reeves 1 year ago

This recipe is great warm.

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