Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Gnocchi

Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Gnocchi – December 2016

If you are like me and working outside of the home all day, and then coming home looking for something quick & easy for dinner then this dish will fill that brief!

There is no shame in having ingredients in your pantry that can create a tasty meal in less than 15minutes during the week; not every meal needs to be made from scratch 🙂 This tasty recipe uses a packet of fresh gnocchi which I had in the refrigerator, salad greens and tonight; beetroot from a can!

Ingredients

  • 500g packet potato gnocchi
  • 100g butter
  • 2 shallots, finely
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsps capers
  • 450g can baby beetroot, drained, & quartered
  • 150g packet baby salad leaves
  • 150g goat’s cheese
  • Fresh herbs, lemon wedges to serve
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  1. Cook gnocchi according to the packets instructions
  2. Drain and set aside
  3. Melt the butter, sauté the shallots, garlic & capers for 2-3 minutes under soft
  4. Add the gnocchi & cook for a few minutes until the gnocchi is golden brown
  5. Toss the salad greens & beetroot through the gnocchi – top with the goat’s cheese crumbled over the top and fresh herbs. Serve with a wedge of lemon.
  6. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts and you are ready to eat!

This dish serves 4 and takes me 15 minutes to put together. It is substantial enough to eat as your vegetarian meal option for the week (don’t we all do this?) or as a side with a grilled sausage, chicken schnitzel or even fish.

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Quick & easy for a mid-week family dinner

Make sure you are kind to yourself by having fresh pasta in the refrigerator, a range of canned products and a healthy selection of fresh vegetables available to throw a quick meal together.

During the week quick & easy is key to being able to get a meal on the dinner table for the family – you have all weekend to get fancy & make your own pasta!

Happy cooking xx

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Hi, my name is Sharon, and I live in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. I started my cooking blog as a hobby during my 'gap year' - 'lessonstodate' to share my family recipes and some personal accounts that come with being a mum, and grandmother - and corporate worker. My love of taking photos had taken a back-seat but recently after spending time on my own while my husband travelled, I found myself picking up my camera again. It really is good company! Looking out at the world and watching it unfold; you don't have to participate in it, just watch and wonder. Sharon

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