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



  1. I’m always happy to find new things to do with potatoes. This is a GREAT idea and I’m sure it’s super flavorful!

    Comment by Cate — November 2, 2008 @ 10:12 pm

  2. Hi Emily! Your cooking blog is awesome! I just saw the comment you left on mine about the union. Sorry, I guess it’s a little late now, huh? 🙂 I’m gonna add your site to my blog roll so I can try out your recipes!

    Comment by Bridget — November 8, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  3. That’s so funny that you are taking a tamale class. I wanted to take one at Sur La Table, but I got waitlisted! Bummer. A class after Christmas sounds good. Let me know!

    Comment by Bridget — November 10, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

  4. I love the combination of ingredients here – I am always looking for interesting side dishes!

    Comment by colleen — November 14, 2008 @ 6:10 pm

  5. Just a quick note to let you know the DEC/JAN recipe exchange on the “NOW THAT’S WHAT’S COOKING” blog has been posted should you wish to participate again.

    You can check it out on their blog or else you can click on the lunchbag image in the righthand sidebar of my blog to join.

    I hope you can join us.

    Comment by Carol VR — November 21, 2008 @ 4:28 am

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