I made a rough pesto to dress the salad with and we enjoyed our salad with some buttered bread. For my vegan husband, I made pesto without parmesan and spread his bread with dairy free margarine.
We all enjoyed our lunch and I will make this again, but I think I will add it to pasta or serve it as a side dish next time.
I used Scotty Brand baby potatoes in my salad. They are Scottish Maris Peer potatoes and are available from October to May.
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Warm Ribbon Courgette & Potato Salad with Pesto
This is a lovely fresh salad that highlights the delicate flavour of courgette. Serve warm drizzled with pesto.
- 1 tbsp cold pressed rapeseed oil
- 2 courgettes, peeled into thick ribbons
- 9 cooked baby potatoes
- 1 clove clove garlic, finely grated
- enough fresh pesto to serve
- a good grinding of salt and pepper
1. Heat the oil in a hot wok and lightly cook the courgette ribbons with the garlic until just tender.2. Add the potatoes and toss. 3. Season with salt and pepper.4. Drizzle some homemade pesto over each salad. It may help to loosen the pesto with some olive oil or rapeseed oil.notes: Use my recipe for traditional pesto. If you are making this dish for vegans, just leave out the parmesan
Yield: Serves 3-4
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