I used to think I hated potato salad. There were two potato salads that I knew of: vinegary German potato salad and the creamy potato salad made with mayo. Both were pretty gross to me. But then I found a potato salad recipe made with a dressing consisting of capers, lemon juice, and olive oil–not only was it delicious, but it made me expand my potato salad horizons. It didn’t have to be creamy or vinegary! It could be other things!
I often make roasted potatoes and toss them with pesto, so I thought I’d try making a cold potato salad with some of the same ingredients–something I could have for lunch. This pesto potato salad recipe was completely improvised with things I had leftover from other recipes. Pesto, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts–why not, right? Throw them all in! Although I used Yukon Gold potatoes, red potatoes or any kind of baby potatoes would work too. Go crazy!
Because I had arugula in the fridge, I added some to the potato salad just before serving–this way, the arugula won’t get too soggy (which, like potato salad made with mayo, I also find gross). Like other potato salads, pesto potato salad is best served after being refrigerated for a few hours–this allows the flavors to come together a little more.
An easy potato salad recipe using pesto, artichokes, and sun-dried tomatoes.
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