Add A Tuscan Twist To Your Next Barbecue!

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Make A Creamy Basil New Potatoes Salad And Serve As A Crowd-Pleasing Side Dish

Want to host a fuss-free but delicious barbecue get-together without the stress or expense of a caterer? Simplify al fresco entertaining by preparing dishes in advance.

With a mouth-watering, high-quality pasta sauce like Bertolli in your pantry, you can easily create decadent, Italian-inspired meals for your next outdoor bash.

That’s because the sauces are prepared in the Tuscan tradition established over 150 years ago by the founder and involve a few quality ingredients cooked lightly to lock in layers of flavour.

This recipe can be made up to a day in advance and is sure to impress guests. Made with fresh basil, toasted pine nuts and creamy Alfredo sauce, this potato salad is the perfect, crowd-pleasing side dish for any meal.

Creamy Basil New Potatoes Salad

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Makes: 8 cups

Ingredients:

• 900 g (2 pounds) Yukon gold new potatoes, scrubbed, quartered

• 2 tablespoons kosher salt

• 225 g (½ pound) thin green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces

• 1 jar (415 mL) Bertolli Creamy Alfredo Sauce

• 1 clove garlic, minced

• ½ teaspoon ground pepper

• 225 g (½ pound) grape tomatoes, halved

• ¼ cup (30 g) shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

• 1 small lemon, finely zested

• ¼ cup (30 g) chopped fresh basil

• ¼ cup (30 g) toasted pine nuts (optional)

Directions:

1.Place potatoes in a 6-quart (6 L) pot; add salt and enough water to cover. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Simmer on medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until fork-tender, adding green beans during last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain; return to same pot.

2.Meanwhile, combine Alfredo sauce, garlic and pepper. Pour over hot potatoes and beans; toss to coat. Spread mixture in an even layer onto a rimmed baking sheet; cool 20 minutes or until room temperature.

Transfer potato mixture to large container. Add tomatoes, cheese and lemon zest; mix gently. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or until chilled. Add basil and pine nuts as garnish just before serving.  www.newscanada.com