Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pesto Gnocchi with Green Beans & Cherry Tomatoes

Friday night means a meatless meal so last night I made Todd & I another new dish, pesto gnocchi with green beans and tomatoes. We also had salad and three cheese bread with olive oil. The perfect meal for the night before a long cardio workout. I wish it was a 20 mi run though.

Pesto Gnocchi with Green Beans & Tomatoes

Pesto Gnocchi with Green Beans & Tomatoes

1 Tb olive oil
1 lb green beans
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 package (16 oz) potato gnocchi
1/2 cup pesto
1 cup bite-size cubes of fresh mozzarella
Freshly grated Parmesan


Set a large pot of water over high heat. Heat a large skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and green beans to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes, then toss in the tomatoes and continue to cook until the green beans are tender (but still crisp) and the tomatoes are browned on the outside. Remove from the heat.

Salt the water after it reaches a boil. Drop the gnocchi in and cook until they float to the surface (4-5 minutes). Drain and add the gnocchi to the pan with the green beans and tomatoes. Stir in the pesto and mozzarella. Divide among 4 warm plates or bowls and top with a bit of grated Parmesan.

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