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PESTO ROASTED POTATO SALAD

A flavourful, delicious, filling, healthy and creamy Pesto Roasted Potato Salad.Ideal as a light meal, for picnics and parties.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Light Meal, Party, Picnic, Salad
Cuisine fusion
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

FOR ROASTED POTATO SALAD

  • 10 -12 baby potatoes boiled
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 10-12 olives of your choice
  • 10 12 baby tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onion
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

FOR THE CORIANDER CASHEW NUT PESTO

  • 1 cup chopped coriander with the stems
  • ¼ cup cashew nuts lightly roasted
  • 1-2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 small green chilli optional
  • ¼ -⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp coarse pepper powder
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF THE ROASTED POTATO SALAD

  • Boil the baby potatoes till done. I prefer to boil them with the skin.
  • Allow the potatoes to cool down completely.
  • In the meantime, peel and cut the avocado into cubes or chunks.
  • Add the avocado in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Add olives, spring onion, tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes into halves if they are big.
  • Cut the potatoes into halves. I prefer to leave the skin.
  • Heat olive oil in a wide pan or griddle over medium heat. Sprinkle the salt.
  • Layer the potatoes in the pan of griddle with the cut side down.
  • Allow the potatoes to roast till they turn light golden brown.
  • Allow the potatoes to cool down completely.
  • Alternately you can drizzle olive oil over the potatoes, add salt and mix.
  • Roast the potatoes in a pre heated oven at 180°C till they become golden brown.
  • Add the potatoes to the avocado mixture when they are cold. Mix well.

PREPARATION OF CORIANDER CASHEW NUT PESTO

  • Add all the ingredients for the pesto into a food processor.
  • Process the mixture ot a coarse or smooth texture, whichever you prefer.
  • Remove the pesto into a small serving bowl.

SERVE THE PESTO ROASTED POTATO SALAD

  • Can chill the salad in the fridge for 20 - 30 minutes.
  • Just before serving add coriander cashew nut pesto and mix the salad well.
  • Alternately, serve the pesto on the side with the salad.

Notes

  • Serve the salad with a pesto of your choice.
  • Add other salad ingredients like cucumber, bell pepper, chickpeas, boiled egg, baby spinach, etc.
  • Peel the potatoes if you wish.
Keyword healthy potato salad, homemade coriander cashew nut pesto, roasted potato salad