Despite this salad being almost too simple to post about, I made it today to take to a BBQ and thought I'd show it on the blog as it's a side dish that people always enjoy and ask for the recipe. The magic of this is simply green pesto from a jar. The one time this didn't go down so well was when I served it to a friend with a cashew nut allergy - eek! - it was a mild allergic reaction and she was okay but do remember to check the ingredients of your pesto if you're serving it to people with nut sensitivities!!! Pesto is meant to contain just pine nuts but most of the supermarket brands substitute cheaper cashews. A bit naughty but it still tastes good if you are ok with cashew nuts.
Ingredients: 750g new potatoes, 6 spring onions (chopped) , 1 tbsp green pesto, 1 tbsp mayonnaise (I use light mayo), olive oil.
Chop your potatoes into bite-sized chunks (leaving skin on) and cook by boiling. You can either let your potatoes cool or you can serve this as a warm dish with the freshly cooked potatoes. Add the chopped spring onions, pesto, mayo and a glug of olive oil. Stir and serve.
Obviously this is an easy-peasy dish but always surprisingly a huge crowd pleaser at buffets and BBQs. Try it and see!