Maple-Roasted Potato Salad with Warrigal Greens and Maple-Caramelised Macadamia Pesto

Sides / Salads / Vegetarian

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6-8 portions
Metric Imperial


For the maple-roasted potatoes:

  • 3.3 lbs baby red potatoes, skin on
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the pesto:

  • ¾ cup warrigal greens (or other leafy greens), roughly chopped
  • ½ cup parmesan
  • ¾ cup macadamia nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour) 
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Black pepper


For the maple-roasted potatoes:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C and line a large baking tray with parchment.
  2. Wash the potatoes, scrubbing off any dirt and chop any larger potatoes in half.
  3. Place in the baking tray, season with salt and pepper and drizzle over the olive oil.
  4. Use your hands to mix the potatoes, oil and seasoning, then spread evenly over the baking tray.
  5. Roast for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through.
  6. Remove from the oven, drizzle with the maple syrup and roast for 5-6 additional minutes or until golden and caramelised.

For the warrigal greens and maple-caramelised macadamia pesto:

  1. In the same oven, roast the macadamia nuts for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven, drizzle with maple syrup and roast for a further 10 minutes or until golden and caramelised. Leave to cool and set 20g aside to garnish later.
  3. In a food processor, add the warrigal greens and blitz until broken down.
  4. Add all the remaining pesto ingredients into the food processor and blitz until you’ve reached your desired consistency, making sure to scrape the sides with a spatula.
  5. Taste and season as required.

To serve:

  1. In a large bowl, add the maple-roasted potatoes and 1 cup of pesto. 
  2. Stir to coat all the potatoes evenly.
  3. Crush the reserved macadamia nuts, sprinkle over the salad and serve.

Make use of native ingredients and be the most popular person at the party with this delicious sharing side. If you can’t get your hands on warrigal greens, other leafy greens like kale, spinach or chard are equally as tasty in the vibrant pesto.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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