Today for lunch I was thinking of the gnocchi I had in the freezer and what I could do with it. I wanted something on the lighter side that wasn’t super sauce heavy. After staring in the fridge for a while and looking at the ingredients I had on hand I decided to take another adventure in food experimentation. Glad I did it turned out great!
The gnocchi I used is a gluten free brand called Caesars, it cooks up in a matter of minutes. I wanted a bit of texture with the gnocchi so I added in some celery for a bit of crunch and then for a brightness of flavor the dill and lemon juice. It’s a nice spring/summer recipe that you could eat for either lunch or dinner.
Lemon Dill Gnocchi
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins
Light, lemony, dilly and delicious, I literally ate all of it. It’s supposed to serve two people, I mean it would have if I hadn’t eaten it all.
Number of Servings: 2 (Double recipe to serve 4)
1 12 oz bag of gnocchi
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 small red onion, sliced thin
2 stalks of celery, sliced thin
5 cloves of garlic, whole
3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup veggie broth
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, once boiling add gnocchi and cook for about 8 minutes or until the gnocchi floats to the top of the water. Once done drain and set aside. Leave the pot you cooked the gnocchi in on the stove, you’ll be adding your gnocchi back in there once the sauce is done.
In a medium saucepan over low heat melt your coconut oil. Once the coconut oil is melted add whole cloves of garlic and let cook slow and low for about 10 minutes. Next add in your sliced red onion cook for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally. Add sliced celery and cook for about 5 minutes and add lemon juice, 2 tbsp of dill, salt and pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes and then add in your broth, turn up heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling turn heat down to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes.
Once your sauce is done, add your gnocchi back to the pasta pot and then pour sauce over the gnocchi and stir to combine. Once it’s all mixed together, grab a plate or bowl and get ready to eat. Season with more salt and pepper and sprinkle with fresh dill. Enjoy!