herby pesto salad

In dinner on June 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm

i got the inspiration for this salad from a cookbook they were selling at urban outfitters. needless to say, i didn’t buy the cookbook, but i did recreate the salad.

it was so colorful and healthy and fresh-looking!

i started by boiling and cutting a bag of small potatoes

blanching and halving some french (thin) green beans

and halving some small tomatoes.

the original salad called for jarred pesto sauce, but i wanted something without nuts (he’s allergic) and fresher tasting. so in a food processor i chopped a handful of basil leaves, two handfuls of flat-leaf parsley, three small garlic cloves, some lemon zest, salt, pepper and a splash of olive oil.

once it’s all chopped and mixed, keep mixing and adding oil until you have a salad-dressing consistency. pour over salad and toss.

then add feta crumbles and toss lightly.

the parsley and lemon in the pesto work really well with the feta and keep the whole thing light and springy.

  1. re the potato salad… a splash of olive oil??? Edit please.

  2. always looking out for me :)

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