Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lemon Garlic Gnocchi

Today I'm going to share the recipe for this:
It's insanely simple, delicious, and incredibly satisfying.

- 1 package gnocchi (I swear by Trader Joe's)
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1-2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
-  black pepper and salt to taste (I use about 1/4 tsp of each)
- 3-4 basil leaves (chiffonade)

Step 1: Put your gnocchi into boiling water and cook as directed (usually cook until they rise to the surface, then 2 minutes after that)
Step 2: While gnocchi are cooking, whisk all the rest of your ingredients together in a large bowl
Step 3: When gnocchi are done cooking, scoop them out using a slotted spoon and put them into the bowl. This method takes an extra minute, but throwing them all into a colander and draining them makes them get all smushed up (yes, official cooking term there, smushed)
Step 4: Thoroughly mix your lemon garlic deliciousness with your gnocchi, and serve it up family style, finishing it with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and basil leaves to garnish.

So easy
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Like I said, insanely easy. It's the perfect summer pasta dish because while it's filling- the lemon keeps it bright and lively! 

What's your go to summer dish?
If you have a recipe to share, email it to me, I'd love to try it!



  1. YUM! This looks so delicious and easy! I love gnocci....a lot of people don't because it's too doughy. I can't wait to try this!

  2. This looks insanely good! I'm definitely going to give this recipe a try!


  3. I need to try this! It looks so good! Huge fan of TJ's too.

  4. MMMM that looks so tasty!! We just made ricotta and spinach gnocchi in cooking class - I just posted about it today! I'll have to pick up a package at TJ's today when I stop by!! xx, Allie


    1. I'm totally going to check out that post- ricotta spinach gnocchi sounds heavenly!

  5. Yummm!! This looks pretty easy, I'd love to try it!

  6. Oh my goodness. Yum! Definitely going to try this!

  7. Okay, am In the only one out there that has never tried gnocchi? Looks like I have been missing out...sounds and looks dee-lish!

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