Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking

November 2, 2008

Red Potatoes and Green Beans with Pesto

Filed under: side dish, vegetables — Emily @ 7:51 pm

This is a delicious twist to regular potatoes or green beans—and very quick to whip up with things that you may already have on hand.

Red Potatoes and Green Beans with Pesto

1 lb. small red potatoes, quartered
1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed
1/2 container (about 1/2 cup) pesto
1/4 cup goat cheese, optional
handful of thin red onion slices
salt and pepper

Place the quartered potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil and season with salt. Simmer until potatoes are nearly tender when pierced with a skewer, about 12 minutes.

Add the green beans to the pot and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.

Drain the vegetables and toss with pesto (and goat cheese, if using). Season to taste with salt and pepper, and garnish with sliced red onion.

Source: Chez Cherie


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