Pesto Purple Potatoes

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The recipe for Pesto Purple Potatoes is super easy to make
The recipe for Pesto Purple Potatoes is super easy to make

The recipe for pesto purple potatoes is super easy to make and uses ready to use traditional basil pesto and few other ingredients. This is an excellent side dish or you can serve as an appetizer too. And I can tell you, you cannot eat just one these pesto purple potatoes are delicious!

Purple potatoes can be easily found and are available in most markets year round
Purple potatoes can be easily found and are available in most markets year round

Purple potatoes are very common in South America particularly you can see them an an ingredient in the Peruvian cuisine. Where purple potatoes are used in many different applications, like traditional causa and served in salads or just roasted with spices.

The recipe for Pesto Purple Potatoes is super easy to make

Pesto Purple Potatoes

Chef Adriana Martin
The recipe for pesto purple potatoes is super easy to make and uses ready to use traditional basil pesto and few other ingredients. This is an excellent side dish or you can serve as an appetizer too.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish or Appetizer
Cuisine American Cuisine
Servings 6 servings
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound of purple potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of coarse black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of basil pesto sauce
  • 1 bunch of fresh curly parsley

Instructions
 

  • Clean the potatoes and remove any dirt, do not peel.
  • Place in a roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Add the olive oil and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Cut the potatoes in halves and add the basil pesto sauce.
  • Garnish with fresh curly parsley and serve on a nice bowl.
  • Enjoy immediately.

Notes

When cooking purple potatoes leave the skin on to get the most of the nutrients. Just clean well to remove any impurities or dirt as they grow in the ground. Purple potatoes are starchy and have a nutty flavor, they are a versatile ingredient and go well with many combinations.
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Taking the flavors of the roasted potatoes as the inspiration I prepared this pesto purple potatoes dish using my grandmothers recipe for oven roasted potatoes and finishing with a ready to use basil pesto from the store as well as fresh parsley from my garden.

Cooking Pesto Purple Potatoes
Cooking Pesto Purple Potatoes

This recipe is outstanding, the flavors are so good and go perfect with grilled meats, chicken or fish. You can also serve them as an appetizer paired with a glass of white wine.

You can also serve the Pesto Purple Potatoes as an appetizer or as a side dish
You can also serve the Pesto Purple Potatoes as an appetizer or as a side dish

Purple potatoes can be easily found and are available in most markets year round. The nutritional value that purple potatoes have is something to consider as they are high in potassium and have antioxidants which are good for a heart healthy diet. They also have more protein and less carbs than a russet potato, however they are still potatoes so as with any other food, have to be consumed with moderation and combined with a well balanced diet to avoid having too much starch in one meal.

When cooking purple potatoes leave the skin on to get the most of the nutrients. Just clean well to remove any impurities or dirt as they grow in the ground. Purple potatoes are starchy and have a nutty flavor, they are a versatile ingredient and go well with many combinations. 

Pesto Purple Potatoes with ready to use basil pesto and few other ingredients
Pesto Purple Potatoes with ready to use basil pesto and few other ingredients

My recipe for Pesto Purple Potatoes is a good idea for adding a new dish to your everyday menu, Easter, spring and summer grilling gatherings and why not St Patrick’s Day menu too!

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rizza smith

This is absolutely looks yummy, Thankful that you share this recipe with us

Yissele Shirley

Que delicia, muchas gracias por la receta, esas papas se ven deliciosas Yummy!

Corina Ramos

Very interesting. I’ve never seen purple potatoes before. This dish sounds good. Thanks for sharing this recipe amiga!

Dee Dee Eberle

I love purple potatoes–they always make people look twice, and then eat twice once they try them! I love the idea of adding pesto to them is wonderful.

Julie S Kalungi

Those purple potatoes actually look like Beetroot, Looks super delicious, somethning I would try if we had them in UK

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