Gluten free Gnocchi with tummy friendly pesto

May 20, 2018

Gluten free Gnocchi with tummy friendly pesto

What a lovely weekend it's been in the UK with the lovely weather and the beautiful royal wedding. I really enjoyed watching it here in Dubai and my daughter would't stop watching until she'd seen the kiss :)
I wonder what the it was like preparing for a Royal Wedding?  
Here is a picture from inside the royal wedding kitchen where they were preparing truffles ahead of the wedding - pressure!


I'm not sure what the main course was but I'm pretty sure it wasn't gnocchi like what I had...but you never know :)
Gnocchi is the kind of food that taste better paired up with something else. Pesto and gnocchi is like a marriage made in heaven (just like Harry and Megan's) and I just love it. Store bought pesto is almost always made with garlic, which unfortunately can trigger symptoms in people like me with sensitive tummies. It's always better to make your own homemade pesto if you have a troublesome gut. It's very easy to make and taste so much better then bought pesto. Once you've made it once, I'm sure you'll be making it all the time.

By adding a some ripe cherry tomatoes and some labs lettuce you get a lovely mix of flavours. 

Hope you enjoy it too.




Serves 1-2 people

Ingredients 
250g gluten free Gnocchi
5-7 ripe cherry tomatoes
1 small handful lambs lettuce

For the pesto
1 large handful of fresh Basil leaves
3 tbsp garlic infused olive oil
2 tbsp + 1 tbsp Pine nuts 
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Instructions
1. Bring a large pan of water to boil over high heat. Add the gnocchi and cook according to package instructions. 

2. Put 2 tablespoons of pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic infused oil, basil and lemon juice in a food processor (or use a hand held blender)  and whizz to a smooth paste.

3. Drain the Gnocchi and mix in the pesto, lambs lettuce and halved cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle over the remaining pine nuts. 

4. Serve immediately!