"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.

Recipe

  • 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.

ENJOY !

 

Almond-parsley pesto with sweet fried tomatoes

Almond-parsley pesto with sweet fried tomatoes

I was looking for something to eat this evening, but with no energy to go grocery shopping, the requirements for this recipe was twofold.

1.  Only use ingredients I already had lying around.

2.  Easy and fast to make.

The end result was this pasta dish with a nontraditional homemade pesto. It’s literally possible to make this dish in the time it takes to cook the pasta.. thats pretty fast i my book 🙂

Recipe

  • Dried pasta, preferably linguini
  • Flat leaf parsley
  • Fresh thyme
  • Almonds
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chili
  • Garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Cherry Tomatoes

Start cooking the Pasta..
In a small pan, fry the cherry tomatoes in olive oil and salt & pepper
Toast the almonds in another pan
Combine parsley, thyme, chili, garlic, almonds and parmesan in a pestle & mortar and pound… Add olive oil until you have a fine paste. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice

Drain the pasta and combine with the pesto. Serve with the fried tomatoes…

ENJOY !