Basil Pesto Potato Salad


Delicious and green. A must-have recipe for your Saint Patrick's Day meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 10 small red potatoes, scrubbed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 6 tablespoons pesto, or more to taste

  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced, or to taste


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with lightly salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool until easily handled, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt. Add white wine, olive oil, and lemon juice; toss lightly to combine.

  3. Mix mayonnaise and pesto together in a small bowl. Pour over potato salad and toss gently. Garnish with red onion. Chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
17g Fat
52g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 1363mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.