Summer Gnocchi With Avocado Pesto And Tomatoes

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.


How To Make Summer Gnocchi With Avocado Pesto And Tomatoes:

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

How To Make Summer Gnocchi With Avocado Pesto And Tomatoes:

  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}
    24th August 2016 / 1:47 pm

    This looks amazing! So yum!

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

      Thanks Heather 🙂

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

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

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

      Thanks for stopping by Joanna 🙂

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

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

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

      Thanks Alana 🙂

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

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

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

      Thanks Nikki 🙂

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

    This looks like the perfect summer dish x

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

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

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

    This most definitely has my name written all over it x

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

      Whoo lovely 🙂

  7. Zena's Suitcase
    25th August 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
      25th August 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Zena 🙂

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

    Thanks for the comment Keely 🙂

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

    I love simple summer dishes like this!

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

      Tanks Tamar 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

    Oh that looks really refreshing! Fab images too x

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

      Thanks for stopping by Jayne 🙂

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

    That looks so delicious!Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

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

    looks lovely!!

  14. Netpence
    7th September 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
    8th September 2016 / 9:36 pm

    This looks amazing

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