Pesto Potatoes

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 35 min 4
Pesto Potatoes
Health Highlights
Garlic Scape Pesto Roasted Potatoes are golden and crispy with a punch of flavor from the pesto.


6 cup Red mini potato (washed and cut into quarters - organic)
2 tbsp Avocado oil
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
6 scape Garlic scapes (chopped, for pesto)
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice
1 tbsp hulled Hemp seeds, shelled
1 tbsp Nutritional yeast
1 pinch Sea Salt
1 dash Black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Toss the potatoes in the oil and spread evenly on the lined baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.

3. While the potatoes are cooking, make the garlic scape pesto by placing the garlic scapes in a food processor and pulsing until minced. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, hemp seeds and nutritional yeast and pulse until mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Remove the potatoes from the oven pour the pesto over the potatoes. 

5. Toss the potatoes in the pesto and return to the oven to cook for an additional 15 to 25 minutes, until the potatoes are golden and cooked through.


Health Benefits of Garlic Scapes

Have you seen garlic scapes at the farmer’s market? They are the soft green stems tipped with unopened flowers that grow out of hard-neck garlic. Garlic scapes are harvested early summer and mid-fall, before the flowers open, to allow the plant to focus on the garlic bulb rather than pollination. They have a mild garlic flavor and a slight sweetness making them delicious in pesto, salmon cakes, stir-fries and even raw in salads! Garlic Scapes contain components that reoxygenate the blood and maintain healthy tissues and organs. They also contain allium compounds that inhibit the enzymes responsible for breaking down bones, thus helping prevent osteoarthritis.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 394
Calories from fat 198
Calories from saturated fat 24.6
Total Fat 22.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 46 mg
Potassium 1085 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 1.8 g
Protein 7.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Vegetables 2.8

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