Wednesday, February 27, 2008

whole wheat gnocchi primavera

a few days ago i made some whole wheat gnocchi for a late nite supper. i've made it before, but always using regular potato gnocchi in a light sage cream sauce.

this time i got a hold of these whole wheat ones and decided to make it primavera style without the parmagiana-reggiano cheese. for you vegans, just omit the butter and use olive oil instead.

for the sake of time, i used ready made gnocchi and some spring vegetables. the asparagus have been springing up all over the place (excuse the pun) as well as zucchinis.

gnocchi primavera

serves 3-4
prep time: 10 min
cook time: 15 min


  • 1 package gnocchi
  • 1 bunch asparagus, washed & trimmed & cut into large pieces
  • 2 zucchinis washed and chopped in large chunks
  • 4 sun dried tomatoes diced small or 2 large ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tbpsn butter
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • italian seasoning to taste
  • crushed red pepper to taste
  • salt to taste

the play:

  • put a pot of water to boil & prepare according to package instructions, keep aside
  • in the same boiling water, add asparagus for 2 min, strain and keep aside
  • in a saute pan, heat the butter & olive oil
  • add garlic and stir for 1 minute
  • add tomatoes, stir for 2 minutes
  • add asparagus and zucchini, saute for 3 min
  • add italian seasoning, crushed red pepper and salt
  • add gnocchi and heat thru
  • serve with baby greens and garlic bread

Listening to: one of my favorite songs that was released a month before halloween which is also my favorite holiday ever...'gravedigger' by dave matthews from his first solo album, Some Devil, (2003).


Namratha said...

Wow, the gnocchi looks yummy and creamy. Thanks for the recipe,I've been meaning to try something with Gnocchi of late. You have a nice blog, thanks for stopping by mine:)

nicisme said...

I like the way you write out your recipes, and this looks really good!
You have some great things here Alpa!

Bharathy said...

Awesome Late night supper+ Favorite music=Heaven!
Heavenly dish! :)
Thanks for dropping by,Alpa!

Alpa said...

Namratha- thanks!

nicisme - Thanks for stopping by!

bharathy - Yes, music pulls it all together doesn't it? Thanks!

Uma said...

the gnocchi is so mouth-watering. Love the pic.

Alpa said...

uma - thanks for visiting!

Pearlsofeast said...

wow Alpa the gnocchi looks so yummy.
U have got a nice and cosy space.

Thanks for the comment.


Alpa said...

Shibani - Thanks for visiting me and especially for your sweet words :)