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New Potato, Basil & Pine Nut Salad

prep 5 mins, plus cooling cook 15 mins
  • 1 kg (2 lb) new potatoes, scrubbed
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 50 g (2 oz) pine nuts, toasted
  • ½ bunch of basil leaves
  • salt and black pepper

Put the potatoes in a large saucepan of lightly salted water and bring to the boil. Cook for 12–15 minutes until tender. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Cut any large potatoes in half.

Whisk the oil, vinegar and a little salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Add half to the potatoes, stir well and leave to cool completely.

Add the pine nuts, the remaining dressing and basil, stir well and serve.

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