Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

60 minutes

serves 2

Thanks to Trader Joes, cauliflower gnocchi is all the rage right now. I don’t know about you, but every time I go to pick up some from the freezer section, they’re sold out. Turns out that Trader Joes only gets a limited supply of the cauliflower gnocchi each week. It also turns out that this is actually extremely easy to make at home, so, I decided to make my own!

Gnocchi by itself is always a good time, but the sauce is really what takes you to flavor town, as Guy Fieri would say. So, for this healthier version, I created a creamy avocado spinach pesto to top the gnocchi. Pesto, in theory, sounds super healthy and nutritious. The reality is, store bought pesto is loaded with oil and parmesan cheese, which is delicious, but not the best to have regularly. I decided to swap out the cheese for a healthy-fat avocado, and I added some spinach for more nutritional value. Don’t worry, this tastes delicious and you can always top with some Parmesan cheese so you don’t miss out on that umami flavor!

Woman holding a bowl full of cauliflower gnocchi with spinach avocado pesto dining with skyler
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Cauliflower Gnocchi
2cups cauliflower rice
1 1/2cups gluten-free all purpose flour
1tsp salt
1tbsp olive oil
Spinach Avocado Pesto
1/2 avocado
1/2cup fresh basil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3tbsp olive oil
1cup baby spinach
1tsp salt
1tsp pepper