Active Time
Total Time
35 MIN
Serves : 6
© John Kernick

How to Make It

Step 1    

Fill a large bowl with ice water. In a large saucepan of salted boiling water, blanch the basil until just wilted, about 
10 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to the ice water to cool. Remove the basil and pat dry with paper towels. Keep the water boiling.

Step 2    

In a small square of cheesecloth, tie the sage, rosemary, bay leaf and peppercorns into a bundle. Add the herb bundle and haricots verts to the saucepan and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the haricots verts to the ice water to cool. Do not remove the herb bundle. Add the potatoes to the 
saucepan and cook over moderate heat until just tender when pierced with a fork, 10 to 
12 minutes. Drain and transfer to the ice water with the haricots verts. Let cool completely, then drain the vegetables and pat dry. Cut the potatoes in half or, if large, slice 1/4 inch thick. Transfer the vegetables to a large serving bowl. Discard the herb bundle.

Step 3    

Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the garlic until finely chopped. Add the blanched basil, the pine nuts and cheeses and pulse until finely chopped. With the machine on, drizzle in the olive oil until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4    

In the large serving bowl, toss the vegetables with the almonds and 1/2 cup of the pesto. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with more olive oil and serve, passing the remaining pesto at the table.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: IsaChernobil

Review Body: Haricots Verts and Potato Salad with Pesto is a MUST try.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-06-19