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Gnocchi with savory spiced nuts

Gnocchi with savory spiced nuts

Recipe offered by Sara Friedrich, dietitian.

Looking for a vegetarian pasta recipe using nuts for protein? Look no further than this recipe. It features walnuts as the main protein source, providing our body with plant-based omega 3 fatty acids as well.

Makes 4 servings.

Savory Spiced Nut Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups walnuts
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp coconut aminos (or substitute with low sodium soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper

Pasta Ingredients:

  • 1 package gnocchi 
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced finely
  • 2 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 5oz container of fresh spinach
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


Savory Spiced Nuts:

In a food processor combine walnuts, balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, and ground pepper. Pulse until the mixture is crumbled. 


Cook the gnocchi as per the package instructions. 
Meanwhile, in a non-stick frying pan heated to medium heat sauté the garlic and mushrooms for 5-10 minutes, or until the mushrooms are reduced in size and golden in color. 
Reduce heat to low and add the container of spinach to the frying pan and stir until the spinach is wilted. 
Next, add in the cooked gnocchi, olive oil and the savory spiced nuts. Stir to combine. Add an additional drizzle of olive oil as needed. 


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