Gnocchi with Pesto


Gnocchi somehow remind me of my childhood when potatoes were served for every dinner and that little potato and starch combo with it's soft texture brings me back to my mum's kitchen. However, gnocchi is definitely an Italian dish but in many cuisines you can find something similar. Yesterday I had to make a dinner in 15 min so I used dried package of gnocchi from my favourite Beylikdüzü ( Istanbul) supermarket REAL. I'm not advertising or something, it's just one of few places in my neighbourhood where you can get something more than just Turkish.

What we need:

for Pesto:

1 bunch  of fresh basil

1-2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 glass of grated parmesan cheese

2 tbsps pine nuts

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 glass of extra-virgin olive oil

for Gnocchi:

1 kg of  boiled potatoes

1 egg

300gr of flour ( you can mix it with starch)

a pinch of salt and pepper

a spoon of olive oil

OR buy ready made frozen or dried Gnocchi at any supermarket

What you have to do:

1. Put all pesto ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

3. Make gnocchi. ( Watch the video how to make fresh gnocchi)

2. Boil gnocchi for 2-3 min ( if it's ready made, just until they go up in the boiling water).

3. Pour pesto over gnocchi and add extra fresh herbs and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!!!