I’ve been meaning to make this salad for awhile. I saw something briefly once that looked like this, and since then it was all that I could think about. I have to say this is my new favorite side dish. It’s so easy and it tastes incredible. I steamed the string beans in the microwave and at the same time boiled the potatoes. When they both were done, I tossed them in a little bit of olive oil and then in the pesto. You can use homemade or store bought pesto. I won’t judge.
The final result was bliss. We were all sitting out on the deck eating delicious steaks and drinking our favorite wine, (337- have you tried it? I’m obsessed it’s delicious!) and with this side dish and a light romaine salad, we had the perfect meal. We also had laughter, and a few good stories, which are things I can’t always include when I write a recipe. (This is something you must add on your own).
Potato and String Bean Salad with Pesto
1 pound string beans, quartered
9 small/medium red potatoes
1 1/4 cups pesto
Boil potatoes in a pot with water to cover. Test doneness with a small paring knife. Drain.
At the same time steam the string beans. (This can be done in the microwave. Most microwaves have a cook setting).
When both are done toss together with a little bit of olive oil. Add pesto about 1/3 a cup at a time until you have the desired amount you would like. (I used about 1 1/4 cups)
Season with salt and pepper. Salad can be served warm or cold.