Pesto Potato Salad Recipe

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It is that time of year to enjoy potato salad. We have dusted off our outdoor table and we can’t wait for a warm evening to eat outdoors. In Washington, when we are off of work, we like to take advantage of summer weather. I am big sucker for potatoes and potato salad. So when I saw a recipe from Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil this week for Pesto Potato Salad, I could not resist making it.

Only 7 simple ingredients and so yummy, Pesto Potato Salad is sure to please your family this summer. {I am convinced that pesto on anything would taste great!}

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This would be a great idea for Father’s Day this weekend or any meal for your family!

4.8 from 5 reviews
Pesto Potato Salad Recipe
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegetarian
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Serves: 6
A fun twist on regular potato salad. Add pesto and olive oil for a great flavor.
  • 6-7 Medium Red Potatoes
  • ¼ C Pesto
  • 2 T Mayonnaise
  • 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ C Red Onions, diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  1. Boil red potatoes with skins on until tender. Cool and cut into ½ inch chunks. You can leave skins on or off, it is your choice. In a large bowl whisk pesto, mayo, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add onions and diced potatoes and toss.

Everyone in the family loved this new twist on potato salad.

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Disclosure: I received the Filippo Berio EVOO from BzzAgent. I was not required to blog about my experience. I just loved the flavor and recipe idea.

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    • LaVonne says

      This was my first time on potatoes too. I love it on a lot of food items like pasta, pizza, and sandwiches though.

  1. says

    I love pesto (and have a TON of basil growing in the back yard) but I would have never thought to try it in potato salad. This looks so good, I might just try and make it tomorrow!

    • LaVonne says

      Thanks Joanne! I loved it too. I am glad your family enjoyed it. I am thinking of making it for the 4th of July!

  2. Kacy S. says

    So, I BBQ’ed Ribs, Steak, Chicken and Sausage for Mother’s Day and made this Potato Salad after finding it on Pinterest. I love my traditional salad, so doing this for the family was a little different but guess what: It was a HIT! I am a big fan of Pesto and never thought to put it in Potato Salad. It was great and will definitely go with me to some of our tailgates this fall. YUM!!!

    • LaVonne says

      That is awesome! It is fun to mix it up a bit. I like traditional potato salad too, but once and awhile it is nice to have a variety! So glad you liked it.


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