Pesto potato salad with Parmesan crumbs

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Pesto potato salad with Parmesan crumbs
Pesto potato salad with Parmesan crumbs
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe Pesto potato salad with parmesan crumbs is our new go-to summer dish - who wouldn't love the flavours of a Jersey royal new potato served with a tasty, fresh basil pesto? Topped with crunchy parmesan crumbs for a great texture and flavour combination. Dripping in oil and pine nut flavours, this pesto potato salad with parmesan crumbs is going to go fast! A perfect dish to take to a BBQ or garden party, it's easy to make and delivers on flavour. You can even keep it in the fridge for a couple of days afterwards so it's a no waste recipe option.


  • 700g baby new potatoes, halved if large
  • Small bunch basil, roughly chopped
  • Small bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  •  2 cloves garlic, crushed
  •  25g Parmesan, grated
  •  6tbsp extra virgin olive oil

 For the Parmesan crumbs:

  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 50g Parmesan, grated, plus extra shavings
  • 1tbsp olive oil

If there’s any left over, add to a frittata the next day for a quick and filling supper.


  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 12-15 mins until tender; drain and set aside.
  2. Put the herbs, garlic, Parmesan, oil and 2tbsp water in a food processor and whizz until smooth.
  3. Mix the pesto with the potatoes while still warm.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the crumbs, heat oven to Mark 6/200°C. Mix the breadcrumbs together with the Parmesan and spread out on a lined baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and transfer to the oven for 5-10 mins until golden and crunchy. Sprinkle over the potatoes and top with Parmesan shavings.

Try our classic potato salad recipe.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 280(kcal)
  • Fat 17.0g
  • Saturates 4.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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