Lemony pesto potatoes

Lemony pesto potatoes

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Make your potatoes more exciting with this spinach and pesto mix

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal266
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.31g
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Ingredients

  • 800g waxy potatoes, halved if large
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • 200g bag spinach leaves
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Boil the potatoes for about 15 mins or until tender. Drain, then return to the pan and roughly crush with a fork.

  2. Tip in the onion and spinach leaves. Pour over the olive oil, pesto and lemon juice, season to taste and toss to coat everything in the dressing. Serve warm with sausages, chicken or a steak.

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bowdenei
2nd Apr, 2013
5.05
I often forget about this recipe, but with homemade pesto it is absolutely divine!!!!!!
maclews
14th Apr, 2010
4.05
I am making this again today but this time I am going to add some black olives or olive tapenade and a bit of garlic and wondering if I can substitute balsamic vinegar instead of lemon juice? Hhmmmm........will have to wait and see
middle_pin2
5th Aug, 2009
5.05
I left out the lemon (as i forgot to buy one!) and the potatoes were fantastic! Would recommend.
lucyfer
30th Sep, 2008
5.05
I used (ahem) frozen spinach, popped it in the water just before the potatoes were done. It worked really well.
eleanormayo
14th May, 2008
5.05
These are delicious - a definite 5 stars!
brightonbelle
7th Apr, 2008
2.05
I would suggest reducing the amount of lemon. I found this to be quite 'sharp' and overpowered what would have been a very nice addition to my fish dish.
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