Bonus Healthy Recipe: Green Tea Whole Wheat Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Spinach (4 Servings)

I made this dish because I did not know what to do with the green tea powder left in my refrigerator.  I also want to try making gnocchi, so why don’t I mix the two together? (PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE ME).  Here is the recipe:

Gnocchi

2 cups whole wheat flour

4 eggs

2 teaspoons green tea powder

2 cups Mozzarella cheese, grated

salt to taste

pepper to taste

Sauce

2 tablespoons avocado oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups spinach

1 cup Roma tomatoes, diced

0.5 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

salt to taste

pepper to taste

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1) In a large bowl, stir together the ricotta, green tea powder, salt, eggs, pepper and flour until a large dough forms.

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2) Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead slightly.  Add more flour if mixture is too sticky.

3) Divide dough into several pieces and roll each piece into cigar shape about 8 millimetres wide.  Cut each “cigar” into 2.5 centimetres segments. Lightly press your knuckle or the back of fork into each segment to make slight indentations.

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4) Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat.  Add salt to pot when water boils. Drop the gnocchi into the boiling water.  Cook until gnocchi float to the surface.

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5) Heat the avocado oil in a large pan over medium heat.  Add the garlic and cook until garlic begins to turn golden.  Add spinach and stir until colour begins to brighten. Add tomatoes and stir to mix well with oil and spinach.

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6) Add the cooked gnocchi, salt and pepper.  Toss well and transfer to a plate.  Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.

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Overall, I thought I made the gnocchi too big and tough.  I also could not taste any green tea in the gnocchi.  Having said that, the spinach and tomatoes tasted great!  But I guess I should ask the professionals on how to make good gnocchi.

Do you have your favourite gnocchi dish?  Do you want to share your recipe? Post your comments below. Till next time!

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