May 16, 2017

Pesto Potato Tacos with Goat Cheese

Prep Time: 4 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
These tacos are a great vegetarian alternative to meat filled ones, not to mention they are also naturally gluten free.

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These tacos are a great vegetarian alternative to meat filled ones, not to mention they are also naturally gluten free. The potatoes are roasted until they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside before being tossed in basil pesto and served with crispy radish slices and creamy goat cheese all piled into corn tortillas.

Pesto Potato Tacos with Goat Cheese

blue moose of boulder pesto potato tacos ingredient shot

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Pesto – Blue Moose of Boulder’s pesto is great because it gives you just the right ingredients – only basil, Parmesan, olive oil and pine nuts – each batch is hand-crafted with no preservatives. Sometimes I don’t have the time or patience to make my own and this pesto is just as good as homemade! If you have a nut allergy they also have nut-free pesto that can be substituted without compromising on the flavor.
  • Potatoes – Fingerling potatoes are a highly seasonal ingredient and start to come to market right about now through mid summer – and are known for their papery thin skins – which yet add another layer of making these tacos great for a BBQ & terrific alternative to the standard BBQ grilled meats. They are also a great make-ahead item so that you can enjoy time with guests.
blue moose of boulder pesto potato tacos with goat cheese

How to Make Pesto Potato Tacos

  1. Roast potatoes. Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Toss the potatoes in the olive oil and spread in an even single layer on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and roast until golden brown and crisp, about 35 minutes.
  2. Toss with pesto. Add the roasted potatoes to a medium mixing bowl and toss with the pesto.
  3. Assemble and serve the tacos. To serve, scoop potatoes into tortillas and top with tomatoes, goat cheese, radish and basil. Serve immediately.
pesto potato tacos with goat cheese and cherry tomatoes

Tips and Tricks for This Recipe

Feel free to swap the potatoes for grilled shrimp, chicken, skirt steak of any other protein of your choice!

closeup pesto potato tacos

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Pesto Potato Tacos with Goat Cheese

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Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes, washed thoroughly dried and halved
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup basil pesto
  • 10 small corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 5 medium radish, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chiffonade basil

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Toss the potatoes in the olive oil and spread in an even single layer on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and roast until golden brown and crisp, about 35 minutes.
  • Add the roasted potatoes to a medium mixing bowl and toss with the pesto.
  • To serve, scoop potatoes into tortillas and top with tomatoes, goat cheese, radish and basil. Serve immediately.

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