recipe : herbed dijon potato salad with pistachio-arugula pesto

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{herbed dijon potato salad with arugula-pistachio pesto} via chevrons & éclairs
{herbed dijon potato salad with arugula-pistachio pesto} via chevrons & éclairs
{herbed dijon potato salad with arugula-pistachio pesto} via chevrons & éclairs
{herbed dijon potato salad with arugula-pistachio pesto} via chevrons & éclairs
{herbed dijon potato salad with arugula-pistachio pesto} via chevrons & éclairsDespite my outgoing personality, intimidation has always been something I struggled with. Not only in school, but also in the kitchen. Instead of trying to understand and dive into a situation that is foreign to me, I often let people go ahead of me before I try. I know this is not a personality trait to be proud of. Potatoes are on that list of foreign items. Potatoes. Mashed potatoes and french fries have always been a weakness of mine, but other than those potatoes have never appealed to me. This is because, as I’ve learned recently, I never understood potatoes. Boiling seemed easy, but anything else was too intimidating. They just seemed time consuming and its different properties complicates the little motivation I do have to overcome the intimidation factor.

And so, I spent one afternoon with my grandmother in India recently learning some of her daily kitchen basics. One of which is a simple dry potato curry. Almost like a spiced warm salad. And it was with this opportunity I had overcome the potato intimidation and translated that dish into a French inspired warm salad perfect for an evening side al-fresco.

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  • wow, this looks absolutely amazing supal! a perfect spring treat for picnics and cookouts. and your photos…GORGEOUS!

  • I actually made this for a cookout and it's best warm and cold and thank you for photo love! x

  • Oh wow this look so so delicious!!
    I love pistachios, but I've never ventured into pistachio pesto before. Looks so so good!!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  • Thank you, Teffy! The pesto is great the pistachio's sweetness intermingles well with the spice of the arugula 🙂

  • this looks so good! I'm always looking for more sides so I'll definitely be giving this a go!

    from – The Lion's Den

  • Thank you so much, Christine! And I agree, sides are often neglected so I think this is a good start! x