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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Watercress Pesto

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Watercress Pesto

These delicious yet nutritious sweet potato gnocchi is coated with refreshing and tangy watercress pesto. It's a dish that's packed with flavor and fills you up with all the goodness and yumminess.













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium


1 bunch watercress
well washed and dried
½ cup cilantro
freshly chopped
4 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
or to taste
1 clove garlic
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
8 ounces pasta, gnocchi
sweet potato, or any kind


Pick the small leaves with thin stems of the watercress, discard the tougher stems that will make the pesto taste very bitter.

In a bowl of food processer, add watercress, cilantro, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice and garlic, and process until finely ground.

Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Put in a jar and seal it well, keep it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Prepare the gnocchi according to the package direction.

Toss the cooked gnocchi gently with about ½ cup pesto until well coated.

Serve warm and enjoy.

Season with more lemon juice, salt and black pepper if desired.


* not incl. in nutrient facts


about 6 years

A simple yet tasty dish. Had a bunch of watercress, how about making a pesto with it, and we also had some sweet potato gnocchi in the pantry, here the deal was born. Make sure to get rid of the large and tough stems of watercress, otherwise your pesto would taste very bitter. The fresh, small stems and leaves along with cilantro, garlic and lemon juice, made the pesto taste absolutely refreshing and delicious. Tossed with these slightly chewy and soft gnocchi, just delicious. It's certainly a quick and tasty week-day meal that everyone can put together.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 44g (1.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 235100% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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