Garlic and cherry tomato Gnocchi

Always searching for vegetarian recipes to get my family to eat less meat I must admit this one is one of my favourites! In the spirit of eating healthily I can only recommend it!

In the recipe I have shared how to make gnocchi yourself but if you don’t have time you can buy ready-made gnocchi and that way have an excellent meat free dish on the table in less than 10 minutes!

Recipe Garlic and Cherry Tomato Gnocchi

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  • 600 g potatoes
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 stems of basil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 60 g pecorino cheese (cheese made from sheep’s milk)
  • 150 g flour
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt, pepper

Place the unpeeled potatoes into a pan filled with cold, salted water. Bring to a boil and cook for around 25 minutes or until cooked through. Drain them, peel them and press them through a potato ricer. Set to cool.

Mix the puree with 100 g of flour, le egg yolk and ½ tsp of salt. Add the rest of the flour, and, as soon as the dough isn’t sticky anymore, shape into a ball.

Shape a quarter of the dough into a sausage of a 2 cm diameter. Flatten it a little bit and cut into squares. Flour them a little bit. Do the same with the rest of the dough and let dry for 15 minutes.

During this time cook the minced garlic in 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the halved cherry tomatoes and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Season to taste.

Cook the gnocchi in a pan filled with salted water. As soon as the gnocchi come to the surface of the water, they are ready. Take them out of the water and add them to the sauce. Add the rest of the oil, reheat for 30 seconds. Add basil and grated pecorino cheese.

Tip obviously many of us don’t have the time to make the gnocchi ourselves. Supermarkets carry either dried or fresh gnocchi that are marvellous. If you use them obviously this is an extremely tasty and speedy dish to make.

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