Recipes and Cooking Arugula Pesto Potato Salad 4.4 (5) Pesto made with arugula leaves gives this salad a pleasant peppery bite. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 17, 2012 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Scott Little Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 pound yellow Finn or Yukon gold potatoes (6 medium) 2 ½ cup arugula ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ⅓ cup pine nuts, toasted* 3 tablespoon water 2 teaspoon lemon juice 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ cup olive oil 1 cup red and/or yellow tiny pear-shape tomatoes, halved lengthwise Toasted pine nuts* and/or shaved Parmesan cheese (optional) Directions In a covered large saucepan cook potatoes in enough boiling salted water to cover for 20 to 25 minutes or just until tender. Drain and cool slightly. Peel and cube potatoes. Place potatoes in a large bowl. For pesto, in a food processor or blender combine arugula, the 1/3 cup cheese, the 1/3 cup pine nuts, the water, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and process or blend until nearly smooth. With processor or blender running, slowly add oil through opening in lid in a thin, steady stream, stopping to scrape down sides as necessary. Pour pesto over potatoes; toss gently to coat. Gently stir in tomatoes. If desired, top with additional pine nuts and/or shaved cheese. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature. * To toast pine nuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread pine nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and stirring once or twice. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 208 Calories 12g Fat 22g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 208 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 3mg 1% Sodium 279mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 22g 8% Total Sugars 2g Protein 5g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.