A vibrant, quick and delicious side dish or lunch option.
If you want to keep it a simple, no-cook option then tinned new potatoes work well. Otherwise boiling or steaming some beautiful new baby potatoes whilst retaining their skins will provide more nutrients.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring jugs and spoons; use weighing scales; cut using bridge/claw technique safely; use a tin opener safely; use a citrus squeezer; use a blender (with adult supervision).
(Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use.)
Blender, large mixing bowl, measuring spoons, weighing scales, tin opener, spoon.
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 345 g new potatoes, cooked (tinned or fresh)
- 150 g broccoli, raw
- 150 g frozen broad beans, defrosted
- 50 g basil
- 20 g pine nuts
- 1 clove of garlic
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 tsp water
- To make the pesto put the basil, pine nuts, garlic lemon juice, olive oil and water in a blender and blitz until you have a fairly chunky consistency.
- Place the potatoes, broccoli and broad beans into a bowl and pour over the pesto.
- Mix gently to coat the vegetables and serve.
So thinking about Easy Greens & Pesto Potatoes ...
Potatoes are very nutritious and low in calories. If eaten with the skin on they are high in complex carbohydrates and fibre. They are a good source of vitamin C and B6, and minerals.
Broccoli is a good source of fibre as well as a range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and K.
Broad beans are legumes and are packed with protein and fibre. They are also low in calories and fat, and are a good source of vitamins and minerals.
|Energy||1584kJ / 380kcal||19%|
per 383g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 414kJ / 99kcal
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