New Potato and Plum Tomato Skewers

Summer brings excellent new potatoes and succulent tomatoes, a perfect accompaniment to a barbecue meal.

6 Portions
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes plus time to preboil the potatoes



  • 36 small new potatoes, boiled until just tender but firm and refreshed in plenty of ice cold water
  • 12 small plum tomatoes, sliced in half or 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 24 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp pesto (optional)
  • 120ml extra virgin olive oil
  • maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper

You will need

  • 12 small wooden skewer soaked in water for 30 minutes


  1. Dressing : Mix together the garlic, pesto (optional), olive oil and seasoning in a small bowl.
  2. To Prepare the Skewers: Place a new potato on the skewer followed by a bay leaf and then half a tomato, repeat this again and finish with a new potato. You Repeat this with the remaining skewers.You should have 3 new potatoes, 2 bay leaves and 2 tomato halves on each skewer. Place the skewers on a tray and coat in the dressing.
  3. To Cook: Place the skewers on the sides of a moderate high barbecue and cook for 3 minutes on each side, they shelled be heated through (for a smoker flavour cover the barbecue with a lid). Serve hot or cold.