Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Honeyed Cashew Cilantro Pesto Gnocchi Recipe+ Video


With little time in the evenings to cook up dinners that require long preparation, I turn to dishes like this one which take less then 20 minutes to throw together from start to finish. The great thing is that it tastes like a lot more effort went into it and there's enough sauce to refrigerate some and use it at the end of the week. This recipe post comes along with a video where I walk through the step by step process of the preparation, so watch that here, or read till the end, where it will be inserted as usual. 


I wasn't a huge fan of pesto sauces until I realized what it was that bothered me about them. It was the basil and the often utilized pine nuts or walnuts. I've since begun trying different combinations of herbs and nuts to get one that's just right for my taste. You can truly do the same! 

Honeyed Cashew Cilantro Pesto Gnocchi 

Ingredients:

1 Lime, Zested
Juice of half a lime
1 Clove Fresh Garlic
1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro
1/2 Cup Honey Roasted Cashews
1/2 Cup Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lb. Package already prepared Gnocchi (potato dumplings)
1/2 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Method:

1. Place the lime zest, juice of half a lime, clove of garlic, cilantro, cashews and olive oil into a food processor with the blade attachment. Turn the machine on for a few minutes or until it is completely combined and broken down into a slightly chunky, thick sauce. 

2. In the meantime, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the gnocchi. Cook for 3 minutes and then strain. 

3. Mix the parmesan cheese into the prepared pesto sauce. 

4. Pour 1/3 cup of the pesto sauce over the cooked gnocchi. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese over the top, and add a few sprigs of cilantro.

5. Serve cold or warm and reserve any leftover pesto sauce in a container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 



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6 comments:

  1. I must give this recipe a try! I adore gnocchi but for whatever reason my husband really hates them. I just have to remember to prepare them for myself. This pesto recipe sounds great, usually I prepare them either with tomato sauce or with various cheese/vegetable varations.

    Lovely photos as well...they're making me hungry!

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  2. Thanks for the recipe :) I love ingredients :) I`ll try to do this for my family :) Have a nice day!

    Welcome to my blog
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  3. That looks so amazing! What a great idea to add cashews to these noodles. I must give it a try!

    Bold Bliss
    http://boldblissblog@gmail.com

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    1. thank you! the cashews really added flavor and dimension to the recipe!

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