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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Summer Gnocchi With Avocado Pesto And Tomatoes...


Summer gnocchi with avocado pesto and tomatoes. A fresh, fragrant and simple summertime dish.

Preparation and cooking: 15 minutes

Serves: 2


Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe avocado, such as Hass, halved, pitted and peeled
  • A large bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 50g blanched almonds, pine nuts or walnuts
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 500g pack ready-to-cook gnocchi
  • 100g baby plum or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Parmesan cheese shavings, to serve



Method:
  1. Put the avocado flesh into a blender. Reserve a few basil leaves for garnish and put the rest into the blender with the garlic, nuts, lemon juice and olive oil. Blend for about 20 seconds until smooth, adding a little water if you prefer a thinner consistency.
  2. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook the gnocchi according to pack instructions. Drain well, return to the saucepan and add the pesto sauce and tomatoes. Heat, stirring gently, for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Share between 2 warmed plates or bowls and sprinkle with extra black pepper and the reserved basil leaves. Serve with the Parmesan shavings.


*Recipe and recipe photography by Peruvian Avocados *

*No Payment was received*

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26 comments

  1. Looks amazing ive not had gnocchi for ages and I like the sound of the avocado pesto.

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  2. I'm definitely going to try this - pesto is such a lovely simple sauce.
    Alana x

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  3. That looks amazingly delicious! I love gnocchi so I'm definitely going to give this a try.

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  4. This looks like the perfect summer dish x

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  5. This most definitely has my name written all over it x

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  6. Yum! I love gnocchi, it's one of my favourites 😍

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  7. I've never used Gnocchi as a base for salad before, but it definitely sounds like something I need to try. It looks delicious

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  8. I love simple summer dishes like this!

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  9. This looks very delicious. I love your photography as well.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Stella, photo credits to Peruvian Avocados :)

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  10. Oh that looks really refreshing! Fab images too x

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  11. That looks so delicious!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  12. Gnocchi & Pesto was a weekly meal when i lived in Genova Italy , love this twist on it with the Avocados

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  13. This looks amazing

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