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We're going green today folks with this quick and easy Gnocchi with Spinach and Avocado Goat Cheese Sauce!


Servings

4

Total time

30 minutes

Cuisines

Italian

Courses

Dinner, Lunch


Ingredients

  • 2 medium avocados ( pitted and peeled)
  • 5 ounce goat cheese (plus more for crumbling over gnocchi if desired)
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 16 ounce package potato gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ((divided))
  • 10 ounce baby spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)


Method

  1. Combine avocados, goat cheese, lemon juice and salt and black pepper in a food processor.  Process until smooth.  Set aside.
  2. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil.  Add the gnocchi and cook per package directions.  Drain, but reserve some of the cooking water.
  3. Heat olive oil in a small saute pan over medium-high heat.  Add the spinach and garlic and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  4. Transfer avocado mixture to saucepan with spinach.  Add a small amount of the cooking water to the spinach-avocado-goat cheese mixture to thin as desired.
  5. Add gnocchi to pan and toss.  Serve with additional crumbled goat cheese if desired with a good dose of freshly cracked black pepper.

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