Green Bean & Potato Salad with Walnut Pesto

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

This hearty salad is a great addition to any table. Green beans, potatoes, and rich walnut pesto make a wonderfully robust combination. Nuts add healthy fats and protein to a plant based diet. The...


  • 1 pound new potatoes or combination of small Yukon Gold and red skinned potatoes
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 pound green beans, ends snapped
  • ½ recipe Walnut Pesto

Nutrition Facts


124 cals


5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


18 g


4 g


5 g


4 g


421 mg


  1. In a medium pot, cover the potatoes with cold water. Salt the water, then bring up to a boil. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender when pricked with a fork.
  2. In a separate pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add the green beans, and cook for 3 minutes. Pour the beans into a colander and run them under ice cold water. Drain and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Drain the potatoes and run under ice cold water to stop them from cooking. Once cooled, slice them into quarters.
  4. In a large bowl toss the quartered potatoes and green beans with Walnut Pesto.

Chef Tips

Toss the salad together while its still warm for a richer flavor.

Pesto, in general, stores well in the freezer, it will keep for months. It’s better to freeze it without adding the cheese. And freeze it thin and flat, in 1 cup quantities, to easily break off a teaspoon or two to add flavor to soups and sauces, or quickly defrost the whole thing for pasta dishes.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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