If you’re tired of having to deal with heavy mayo-based potato salads at summer barbecues then head on over to Marcus Samuelsson’s blog to check out my post about this lighter, fresher pesto potato salad!

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46 Responses to Pesto Potato Salad with Green Beans

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I want to be on a picnic blanket in a park right now, eating this.

  2. london bakes says:

    I hate those heavy creamy potato salads so this sounds perfect for the summer.

  3. Pesto paired with potato salad is pure genius. Love the looks of this!

  4. Lynn says:

    Yum. I like it already.

  5. This salad is so pretty!! So bright and fresh with all the green. Looks like the perfect summer potato salad.

  6. I miss potatoes!
    And yes, tired of heavy mayo.
    Great substitute.

  7. I am loving pesto right now (arugula, basil, cilantro, anything!) — and what an excellent idea to use it in a potato salad! So much more appealing than mayo!

  8. I love pesto. This potato salad looks delicious.

  9. Laura says:

    Wowsers, now this is a recipe I MUST try. I adore pesto and potatoes and have never tried them together. You are so brilliant in the kitchen Joanne!

  10. Geni says:

    Pesto anything makes me smile Joanne…but add potatoes and it’s comfort food perfection.

  11. Dining Alone says:

    What a great idea, my sister always has tons of basil from her garden, this would be perfect for her harvest!

  12. Mmm…I love the idea of using pesto as a mayo alternative!

  13. Marcia says:

    3 of my favorite things in one place. I love potato salad with non-mayo dressing. I have pesto makings even, might have to buy some potatoes and make this soon.

  14. What a great way to jazz up potatoes!

  15. Erica says:

    I love this kind of potato salads! light and beautiful!I am going to check your post!

  16. Eileen says:

    YES! The potato and green bean salad is one of my favorites for summer. I usually make mine with dijon vinaigrette, but pesto? That sounds fabulous! LOVE it.

  17. Katerina says:

    I am going to check it out Joanne. I love potato salads and this one sounds like my thing!

  18. Jenn Kendall says:

    a pesto potato salad is a brilliant idea! off to check out the post ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Beautiful potato salad! I can’t wait to meet Marcus when he visits Austin for a cooking class next week.

  20. I NEED to make a potato salad soon. It’s not summer without it!

  21. Anything with pesto is winning in my book – heading over to check it out!

  22. Katie says:

    Why would you ever do mayonnaise when there’s pesto like this available? Yum!

  23. Gloria says:

    love this potato salad!

  24. Jeanette says:

    I love this Pesto Potato Salad – perfect way to enjoy all the fresh summer produce in season (without the mayo)!

  25. Suzi says:

    Girl, this is a cool new version of potato salad. It looks fantastic and I love that green. I am heading over to check out the recipe. This is one I will be making, I am very excited about this, no mayo, yeah. Hope you are having a great weekend.

  26. JasmyneTea says:

    Great recipe! I do love the mayo based salads, but that might be because it’s winter here, and there’s not a potato salad in sight. I like that there’s an alternative.

  27. Guru Uru says:

    Pesto and potato? WHat a gorgeous combo ๐Ÿ˜€
    This looks delicious!

    Choc Chip Uru

  28. Hotly Spiced says:

    I love potato salad but yep, hold the mayo. I make a hot potato salad with pesto and pine nuts and it’s delicious. Great recipe Joanne and you’ve inspired me – might make this tonight xx

  29. Christine says:

    Love potato salad…any way, shape or form. Can’t wait to try this. Need to shrink the recipe though, since it’s just me and somehow don’t think my Corgi would go for a dinner fake-out with this ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Blond Duck says:

    I love vinegar potato salad!

  31. Carolyn Jung says:

    One can never have enough pesto. Love it on potato salad, pasta salad, and green bean salad. And heck, every other salad in between. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. apple says:

    Very appetizing and delicious! The image on the top makes me crave to try that recipe.

    Wellness Philippines

  33. I definitely need to lay off the mayo so this pesto potato salad carb goodness is just what I need!

  34. Perfect Potato Salad..
    Light and flavorful!!
    I have not made pesto in a while..I dunno why..LOL
    This is really delicious looking salad!!

  35. Hilda says:

    Oh this is the perfect salad for my hubby who hates mayo ๐Ÿ™‚ Great idea on pesto and potatoes! love it!

  36. Big Dude says:

    This salad and the squash gratin below both sound delicious – and they so as well

  37. love2dine says:

    Beautiful post โ€“ simple, delicious, wholesome eating at its best.

  38. sandra says:

    what a fabulous idea. I always shun potato salad for all that mayo but this I could eat, for sure.

  39. That Girl says:

    Pesto far surpasses mayo in every respect.

  40. marla says:

    A great summer pesto salad! More fun than the usual mayo version ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Reeni says:

    Pesto in potato salad is the best! Pesto sauce is so stinkin’ good I could drink it.

  42. I hate gloopy mushy potato salads and looove anything with pesto .. this looks amazing!

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