Fried Gnocchi with Tomatoes & Olives

A 20-minute meal full of fresh basil and lemon flavours


10 Jul 2017
Yield
3-4
Cooking time
10 mins
Preparation time
10 mins

Ingredients

On the table in just 20 minutes, this fast, flavourful gnocchi recipe couldn't be simpler. Bursting with fresh flavours of lemon, basil, olives and tomatoes, it's the perfect meat-free midweek meal.

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • A pinch of dried, crushed chilli
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 500g (1lb) gnocchi
  • 100g (3½oz) semi-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 150g (5oz) good-quality black olives, pitted
  • Zest of ½ a lemon
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 50g (1¾oz) parmesan, freshly grated (omit if vegetarian or vegan)
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the chilli and garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the gnocchi, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden. Add the tomatoes, olives, lemon zest and basil and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir through the parmesan. Serve, drizzle with a little oil and garnish with extra basil leaves, if desired.

Tip

This works best with ready-made gnocchi, which are more robust and suitable for frying than home-made gnocchi.