"Quer durch die Küche" Potato Salad

“Quer durch die Küche” – Pesto Potato Salad

This one goes out to my Mother. She has a talent to cook up amazing dishes, only using what she has lying around. She calls this “Quer durch die Küche” (straight through the kitchen). I had some small potatoes, so I made a potato salad with a parsley-hazelnut pesto, avocado and parma ham.


  • Small potatoes
  • parsley
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Hazelnuts
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chili
  • Garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Avocado
  • Parma ham
  • Radishes

Cook the potatoes in salted water for about 10-15 min.
Toast the hazelnuts in another pan.
Combine parsley, chili, garlic, hazelnuts and parmesan in a pestle & mortar and pound… Add olive oil until you have a fine paste. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice
Drain the potatoes and combine with the pesto. Chop the radishes, cut the parma ham and avocado into strips and add everything to the dish.



scallops on guacamole

Scallops on guacamole

Here is a quick seafood starter for you. Make sure you don’t overpower the scallops by making the guacamole to strong. If you can’t get scallops, king prawns work just as well.


  • Scallops
  • Avocado
  • Finely chopped shallots
  • small pinch of smoked paprika
  • Cumin
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper
  • Butter

Mush the avocado together with the shallots, cumin, paprika and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Season the scallops and fry in oil, adding butter and lemon juice at the end.