Mediterranean Gnocchi

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Gnocchi with tomatoes, olives, capers, mozzarella and basil

This is my go-to meal when I am feeling lazy. It’s packed full of flavour but unlikely to be low on calories!

Ingredients:

Gnocchi
Passata
Garlic
Olive Oil
Capers
Black Olives
Mozzarella
Fresh Basil
Chilli Flakes
Dried Rosemary
Salt and Pepper

Method:

  1. Put your water on to boil and heat olive oil in a separate pan on a medium heat.
  2. Chop your garlic. I absolutely love garlic so I used 3 large cloves. This can be chopped as roughly or finely as you wish. It’s all down to personal preference.
  3. Add the garlic to the hot oil and wait until lightly golden brown.
  4. Then add your passata. Use as much as you wish (I used about half a small carton for the two of us).
  5. Add your seasonings of salt and pepper. If you’re not big on spice you can leave the chilli flakes or add a minimal amount. I love the dried rosemary for that extra  flavour.
  6. Then add your black olives and capers. Once again this is all down to personal preference. Add as much as you like. I love them so always go overboard!
  7. Your water should have come to the boil by now. Add the gnocchi to the boiling water and within a couple of minutes this will be ready. Read the instructions on the pack if you haven’t cooked gnocchi before but as a general rule it only takes a couple of minutes! Once it floats to the top this usually means it’s ready.
  8. Keep an eye on your sauce and turn down the heat to allow it to simmer.
  9. Once the gnocchi is ready – drain.
  10. Check your sauce for seasoning and if you’re happy combine the gnocchi and sauce. Mix well to ensure it is covered evenly.
  11. Serve up and then top with torn/chopped mozzarella and fresh basil. Enjoy!
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