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When you live on a farm, the late spring/summer/early fall months are the busiest of the year. Having a 6 year old child who plays multiple sports just adds to the busyness. It’s not uncommon that we are outside working until almost sunset, and I don’t want to spend an hour standing over a stove to cook dinner. I like to have items on hand that can make meal times quicker. I make side dishes such as potato and pasta salads that can be made in bulk and stored in the fridge, and they’re easily paired for a quick meal. One of my favorite potato salad recipes is this Basil Pesto Potato Salad recipe that I’m sharing today.
Are the summer months busier for your family? We love the taste of grilled food, but we don’t have time to heat up our charcoal grill every day. I like to keep items on hand that can be quickly heated or served. Some of my favorite products are Ball Park® Flame Grilled Patties, State Fair® Mini Corn Dogs, Tyson® Chicken Nuggets, Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, and Tyson® Any’tizers® snacks. I can pair them with fresh vegetables from our garden in a salad. They’re especially handy when Gabe has an early game, and I don’t have hours to work on dinner. Our family favorites are the Hickory Smoked Bacon & White Cheddar Chicken Patties and the Honey BBQ Any’tizers® snacks.
I generally keep the ingredients for most pesto recipes on hand; if you don’t have them or you’re not confident making pesto, you can always use a jarred pesto sauce. There are several good brands on the market, and it’s handy to have in the pantry.
- 1½ pounds small potatoes
- ¼ cup diced sweet onion
- ¼ cup basil pesto
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup diced green onion
- Salt and pepper
- Cook potatoes using preferred method such as steamer basket, boiling, or microwave until fork tender.
- Rinse and allow them to cool completely
- Combine potatoes, sweet onion, pesto, and sour cream in a large bowl.
- Mix well.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Top with diced green onion before serving.
- If potato salad gets too dry, add equal amounts of pesto and sour cream until desired consistency.
This Basil Pesto Potato Salad can be made a day or two ahead of time, and stored in the refrigerator. The addition of sour cream is a nice alternative for those who don’t like salad dressing or mayonnaise.
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What recipes do you make ahead of time and keep in the fridge for times when you’re busy?
While you’re out shopping don’t forget the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ticket offer, it’s simple to redeem. Please let me know if you try out this Basil Pesto Potato Salad recipe. I love to hear feedback from readers.