Pesto Potato Salad
adapted from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger.
- 1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes
- 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 cups lightly packed basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes.
- While potatoes cook, make pesto: In a food processor combine nuts and garlic powder and pulse until nuts are chopped. Add basil, Parmesan and lemon juice and process until finely chopped. With the machine running, add oil and process until well blended. Place pesto in serving bowl.
- Drain potatoes and set aside until cool enough to handle. Quarter potatoes and add to bowl with pesto. Add chopped peppers and stir to combine. Chill until completely cooled.
Rolling Potato Painting
Hand and eye coordination get a fun workout with this take on marble painting that creates neat abstract art.
- A Box: a large shoe box or medium shipping box works well
- Paper, trimmed to fit in the bottom of the box
- Small, Round Red Potatoes
- Washable Poster Paint
- Plastic spoon
- Lay paper in the bottom of the box.
- Place a potato in one of the plastic cups and squeeze paint over the it. Roll the potato around in the cup so it is thoroughly coated.
- Using the plastic spoon, lift the potato out of the cup and place it in the box.
- Tilt the box from side to side and forward and backward to roll the potato across the paper.
- Repeat with another potato and another color paint, as many times as you want!
- Lay flat to dry.