When thinking about picnic salads or summer salads, potato salad is always a crowd-pleaser.
There are lots of varied potato salad recipes out there, including our delicious no mayo Broccoli Potato Salad Recipe With Roast Garlic Vinaigrette, but this Pesto Potato Salad is a celebration of traditional creamy potato salad recipes and fresh summer basil.
I love the simplicity of this salad. You simply boil the potatoes, blend your pesto dressing in a food processor, and combine. You can make this salad up to four days in advance or whip it up in less than an hour for an impromptu picnic or party.
Which are the Best Potatoes for Potato Salad
Choose a waxy potato over a starchy potato for potato salad. Look to potatoes such as Red(also known as Red Bliss Potatoes), New Potatoes or Fingerling. They will be less starchy than white and have a finer skin which is better for potatoes salads.
Choose smaller, firm potatoes. Stay clear of potatoes that have sprouted, have a green hue, are soft or wrinkly.