Pesto Potato Salad

I feel like I have more basil than I know what to do with sometimes. The plants have loved this hot summer and have produced an abundant crop. I have tossed it in everything I could think of. I have dried a lot and frozen more and still their bright green foliage grows tall and lush. If you are making potato salad you might really like using pesto as the dressing. Fresh, green and rich in flavor it will make your salad the hit of the cookout.

Pesto Potato Salad

2 lbs.  Boiling potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces

1 c. basil leaves

3 T. pine nuts- or you can use walnuts or pecans

3 T. olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/3 c. Parmesan cheese

Salt to taste

Cook potatoes until tender. Cool. In blender combine remaining ingredients, except 1 tablespoon of the pine nuts. Pour blended mixture over potatoes and sprinkle with the reserved nuts. Chill. Serves 6-8.

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