Gnocchi alla Trapanese

Serves: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Here is a super-fast, classic pesto recipe you can whip up for dinner tonight!  

Credit to Jamie Oliver for this recipe - additions have been made to make this low FODMAP. 

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Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

20 g 0.7 oz


30 g 1 oz

1⅓  tbsp garlic infused olive oil

18 g 0.6 oz

1⅓  tbsp extra virgin olive oil

18 g 0.6 oz

Pecorino cheese

20 g 0.7 oz

Ripe cherry tomatoes

175 g 6 oz

Green beans

50 g 1.8 oz

Gluten free gnocchi

350 g 12.3 oz

1 lemon


50 g 1.8 oz


  1. Fill a pot with salted water and bring to the boil over a high heat.

  2. Place pepitas into a bowl, add a pinch of salt.

  3. Pick and very finely chop the basil, and stir into the pepitas with 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of garlic oil. Season with salt and black pepper, then finely grate in half the pecorino.

  4. Halve the tomatoes and add to the pesto mix. Crush with your hands until they are mixed together.

  5. Trim the beans and add to boiling water for 4 minutes, or until tender. Lift out of pan and chop into 3cm lengths. Put aside.

  6. Add the gnocchi to the boiling water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they float.

  7. Drain, reserving a mugful of cooking water, then tip back into the warm pan along with the pesto and beans. Put the pan over low heat and stir gently, loosening with cooking water, until everything is hot and the gnocchi is coated with pesto.

  8. Measure 1 tbsp of olive oil into a bowl, season, and squeeze in lemon juice to taste. Add the rocket, then toss to cover.

  9. Divide the gnocchi between plates, scatter with rocket and grate over the remaining pecorino.

Nutrition Information (per serve)
Energy 2110 Kj / 504 cal
Protein 13.57g
Carbohydrates 65.90g
Sugar 4.50g
Total Fat 19.30g
Saturated Fat 3.80g
Fibre 4.90g
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