Skillet Gnocchi Salad With Walnuts
Prepare the dressing by mixing all ingredients.
Slice the cherry tomatoes in two.
Stretch the mozzarella into strings, and coarsely chop the walnuts.
Melt a knob of butter in a pan. Add the Olivieri® gnocchi and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until they are golden brown, and the cheese starts to ooze out.
In serving plates, arrange a bed of salad, then add the tomatoes, warm gnocchi, mozzarella, walnuts and ham.
Add a generous quantity of dressing immediately before serving, sprinkle with basil leaves and enjoy!
Looking for more flavours?
We encourage the foodies among you to add a chopped green onion to this salad. You can also oven roast the walnuts at 160 °C for 10 minutes. You didn’t think of that? Good thing Olivieri® is there for you, right?
What is Baby Arugula?
Arugula leaves typically have a spicy, peppery taste which go well when paired with pastas, salads and sauces. Although not as flavourful as mature arugula leaves, baby arugula keeps a peppery essence, though has a more delicate texture than its older counterpart.
Other Meals That Feature Baby Arugula
If you enjoyed this skillet meal, you’ll also love this Gnocchi with Mushroom and Goat’s Cheese. Made with mushrooms, arugula and goat cheese, this elegant yet vibrant dish makes a perfect mid-week dinner.
Why not also try this Bacon Rosé Gnocchi? Made with bacon, onion and our Olivieri® Creamy Rosé Sauce. It tastes great when garnished with some baby arugula leaves.
What is the Difference Between Regular Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes?
Other than their obvious size differences, cherry tomatoes and regular tomatoes also have a difference in taste. Whereas regular tomatoes tend to be a bit sweeter, cherry tomatoes have a more sour flavour and are juicier on the inside.
In general regular tomatoes are normally used as an ingredient for cooking and cherry tomatoes tend to work slightly better as a simple snack item that can be enjoyed on their own.
Different Tomato Recipes
The truth is, there are a wide variety of tomatoes beyond just regular and cherry along with many different ways of cooking them. For example, this Skillet Gnocchi with Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomatoes involves cooking cherry tomatoes before adding the bacon.
For a recipe which involves using sliced plum tomatoes, you can learn how to make Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Crostini for the next time you are entertaining friends and need an appetiser.
These Gnocchi Pizza Bites are not only a great kid friendly recipe, but they are also a good way to demonstrate how tomatoes can be used as the basis for a sauce, in this case marinara. Try out more recipe ideas here: Gnocchi recipe.