Summer Gnocchi With Avocado Pesto And Tomatoes…

Happy Tuesday!

Are you looking for a nice and tasty recipe to try out today?

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

Preparation and cooking: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

How To Make Summer Gnocchi With Avocado Pesto And Tomatoes:


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

How To Make:

  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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25 Comments

  1. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    August 24, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    This looks amazing! So yum!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 24, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Thanks Heather 🙂

  2. Joanna Victoria -x
    August 24, 2016 / 4:23 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 24, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Joanna 🙂

  3. Alana Baby Holiday
    August 24, 2016 / 8:45 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 25, 2016 / 7:26 am

      Thanks Alana 🙂

  4. Nikki Whitehouse
    August 25, 2016 / 7:00 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 25, 2016 / 7:26 am

      Thanks Nikki 🙂

  5. newcastle familylife
    August 25, 2016 / 8:15 am

    This looks like the perfect summer dish x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 25, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. beautyqueenuk
    August 25, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    This most definitely has my name written all over it x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 25, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Whoo lovely 🙂

  7. Zena's Suitcase
    August 25, 2016 / 7:15 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 25, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Zena 🙂

  8. Clairejustine oxox
    August 25, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Thanks for the comment Keely 🙂

  9. Tamar SB
    August 25, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    I love simple summer dishes like this!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 26, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      Tanks Tamar 🙂

  10. Stella Olojola
    August 25, 2016 / 10:56 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 26, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Stella, photo credits to Peruvian Avocados 🙂

  11. Jayne SMABL
    August 26, 2016 / 8:13 am

    Oh that looks really refreshing! Fab images too x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      August 26, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jayne 🙂

  12. Anonymous
    September 4, 2016 / 9:46 am

    That looks so delicious!Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

  13. JOANNA TERRY
    September 7, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    looks lovely!!

  14. Netpence
    September 7, 2016 / 7:50 pm

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

  15. Kerry-Ann Pope
    September 8, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    This looks amazing

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