Gnocchi with lemon & chive pesto

Gnocchi with lemon & chive pesto

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 2
Potato gnocchi make a welcome change from pasta. Give them a go in this simple veggie supper for two

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal667
  • fat32g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs85g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein15g
  • salt2.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • small bunch parsley, finely chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan, or vegetarian alternative, plus extra for serving
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 500g pack gnocchi
    Gnocchi

    Gnocchi

    noh-kee

    An Italian dumpling made with semolina, flour, potatoes or ricotta and spinach cooked and eaten…

Method

  1. Place the garlic, herbs, pine nuts, cheese and lemon zest in a small bowl, season well, then stir in the olive oil and lemon juice. Set aside.

  2. Cook the gnocchi in a pan of salted boiling water following pack instructions, then drain well. Tip into a serving bowl and toss through the pesto. Serve with extra grated Parmesan, if you like.

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CUnderhill
5th Jan, 2017
Sooooooo delicious. And really quick and easy! I'll definitely be making this again, it went down a treat, even with my meat-eating other half.
penny6
19th May, 2016
5.05
I made this for myself by weighing out the ingredients for one.i used a shop bought pesto,added broccoli and quorn pieces to bulk it out and added lemon to taste.also I added garlic as I fried my quorn and added fresh chives at the very end.it turned out very well and I would definitely make it again.
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GarethHillen
3rd Apr, 2015
3.8
Didn't notice all the comments until after I made it and have to agree with everyone that with the recipe given it is too lemony! Other than that, absolutely delicious :) Looking forward to making it again with only the zest and possibly adding grilled chicken and green beans, as somebody suggested.
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GarethHillen
29th Mar, 2015
3.8
Made this tonight and it was really tasty! But like everyone else, found it very lemony. Less lemon next time definitely. Looking forward to trying it with green beans and chicken :)
lemonmelts
7th Nov, 2014
5.05
Zingy, zesty and refreshing!
antheab107
29th Sep, 2014
wonderful! fresh and delicious. added avocado and spinach for more veg.
coconatalie
16th Apr, 2013
4.05
Found this tasty :). I added green beans, used slightly bigger bunches of herbs than I might have done, and used half a big lemon. It takes a little while to chop the herbs (for me at least), so not sure I'd make it all the time. Forgot to half the recipe, though (was only making it for myself), so I've got a portion of the pesto in the fridge now. Bit annoying, as I'm not sure it will last until tomorrow :/
meowsephine
4th Oct, 2012
I would have really enjoyed it if it weren't for the over powering lemon.
staceymelia
16th Jul, 2012
4.05
Very easy. I also added peas and used butter as I didn't have any olive oil. Still lovely.
bakingmad_
6th Oct, 2011
I made this recipe for tea tonight, I altered the ingrediants slightly I left out the nuts and instead of parmisan I used Mozzerella and grated Cheddar cheese and it worked perfectly. Very tasty will definatley make it again! :)

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