What's for dinner? Healthy gnocchi

As Italian, we usually say Pasta e Basta!, meaning nothing else but pasta! But this could be fattening if you have white pasta with no nutrients.

Over the years, I learned how to make it in a healthy way using whole wheat flour and low fat items instead.

I decided to make a healthy dish called "gnocchi" using whole wheat flour, spinach and low fat ricotta cheese.

I haven't measure the ingredients exactly but used about:

  • 1/2 cup spinach, steamed, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup any homemade vegan cheese or store bought
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour to start and more for kneading
  • 1 flax-egg
  • pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients forming a smooth ball. Add more flour if necessary. 

Step 1-Ball
Knead the ball adding more flour and cut it in smaller ones and form long rolls kneading them with your fingertips. 

 Cut each roll in small pieces about 1/2 inch long. Press each piece against a fork to make some ridges.
Step 3-Make ridges

Step 4-Ready to boil
Cook them in boiling water. They will be ready when float to the top. Having a good taste themselves, there is no need to add any pasta sauce -at least for me-. Serve with vegan butter and vegan Parmesan cheese on top.This amount should serve 2.


Some other day with lots of vegan Parmesan!