When you’re looking for a quick summer dinner, this vegan pesto gnocchi is a fantastic option. Ready in less than 20 minutes, you can have a gourmet-style meal in less time than it takes to drive to and be seated at a restaurant.
Pesto sauce is traditionally made with pine nuts, olive oil, fresh basil, and parmesan. To create this vegan pesto sauce, you’ll want to swap out the parmesan in favor of a plant-based alternative like Go Veggie.
If you don’t have pine nuts on hand, you can easily replace them with walnuts or cashews instead. If you use walnuts or cashews, aim for about 1/2 a cup of those nuts.
Vegan pesto comes together just like traditional pesto sauce, quickly and easily in a food processor. The only patience required for this recipe is for allowing the gnocchi to sear properly in the pan.
Gnocchi are little Italian dumplings made primarily of potatoes. They’re especially delicious when they’re pan-seared, so giving them a few minutes to brown over the stove really helps take this dish over the top.
Once the gnocchi are ready, they’re gently tossed in the prepared sauce and this vegan pesto gnocchi is ready to be devoured!