Gluten Free Tomato & Basil Gnocchi on a bed of spinach


Whilst out and about we came across some gluten free gnocchi in a a farm shop and since we had nothing in for tea and it was a Sunday and the shops closed unthinkably early we decided to get some to try. Jorden also bought a jar of pesto to go with his but, as much as I love pesto I don’t love the fat content that goes with it so I figured I’d throw something together instead.

You may have already realised, from reading my blog, that I am a big fan of the tomato and basil combo, usually as a soup or pasta sauce but I decided to give it a go with gnocchi instead as it’s not really all that different to pasta.

Here’s what you need…

Gluten Free Gnocchi (this can be found in most health food shops and larger supermarkets)

Fresh vine tomatoes

Fresh Basil leaves

Balsamic vinegar

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bag of Spinach


And here’s what you do…

Cook the Gluten free gnocchi as required on the packet

When the gnocchi is almost cooked, quarter 6-8 vine tomatoes and place them in a frying pan with a little olive oil on a medium heat. You will need to keep stirring them to prevent them from sticking to the pan

Allow the tomatoes to soften and then add a handful of chopped basil leaves and more oil if required

Add the gnocchi and stir well to mix

Plate the mixture on a bed of spinach leaves, season to taste and add a splash of balsamic vinegar

Grate a sprinkling of Parmesan over the top

Here’s what it looked like…


This recipe would comfortably feed two people so it’s maybe a good one to do after any dependents have gone to bed. Having said that Molly really enjoyed it and scoffed all her gnocchi. Using gluten free pasta makes it fairly clean eating as the other ingredients are fresh and healthy. The Parmesan would probably need to be substituted for a goats cheese or dairy free alternative though. And for fellow Slimming Worlders, it’s not too heavy on the syns. Most of the ingredients are free and you can use your Healthy Extra A for the Parmesan. I actually used Olive Oil in a spray bottle which helps you keep track of the syns a bit easier…I wouldn’t bother with those spray lights those, chemically nastiness in a bottle!

This is a super quick and easy recipe and one to try if you’re hungry and need to rustle something up in a hurry. Hope you enjoy…


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