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recipe image Smashed Pesto Potatoes

Smashed Pesto Potatoes

Smashed Pesto Potatoes

We just love Smashed Pesto Potatoes! It's the ideal snack or appetizer for St Patrick's with our favorite Just Like Parmesan. Family friendly recipe!

  • Preparation time
    35 min
  • 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings
    Portions 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

FOR THE PESTO:
  • 150 g Violife Just like Parmesan
  • 50 g basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp garlic cloves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 80 g olive oil
FOR THE POTATOES:
  • 1 kg baby or small potatoes
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley, chives, and green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. To make the pesto sauce place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz well. Set aside.
  2. In a pot, boil potatoes in salted cold water until tender.
  3. Place on a baking tray and use a potato masher to squish them one by one, keeping them in one piece.
  4. Coat each potato with a dollop of pesto sauce and spread using a brush.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 20-30 minutes, until golden and crisp.
  6. Serve by garnishing with fresh herbs and the remaining pesto sauce.