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Michael Natkin's Potato and Green Bean Salad with Arugula Pesto
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It is officially potato salad season. And while we're all for the all-American mayo dressed version, sometimes we like to mix up our picnics and barbecues with something a little different. Adapted from Michael Natkin's Herbivoracious, this Potato and Green Bean Salad with Arugula Pesto is gorgeous and green, with snappy green beans and tender new potatoes tossed in a peppery pesto.
It's one of those great warm weather sides that feels exactly the way it should: bright, sunny, and satisfying without being overly heavy. And it's that lightness that makes it the ideal accompaniment for a day full of meaty grillables.
What Worked: Not your average potato salad, this one dresses up new potatoes and green beans with a bright, lightly peppery arugula pesto, and it tastes like summer.
What Didn't: Nada, this potato salad is a keeper.
Suggested Tweaks: We're going to make a double batch of the arugula pesto next time to keep on hand for saucing pasta.