While wondering through a grocery store with a friend recently, something strange caught my eye. Gnocchi. Apparently everyone in the world was aware of Gnocchi but me. If you are like me and did not know what this is then here you go: Gnocchi is used in Italian cooking and they are small dumplings usually made of potato and served with sauce. I obviously had to get down with this. I decided to make Gnocchi greek style and make some vegan feta to sprinkle on top. We'll start with the feta because it needs to marinate and takes a little bit of additional time.
Vegan Feta Ingredients:
- 1 package extra firm tofu
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. dried basil
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Place the tofu in a large bowl and pour the marinade over the top. Allow to sit in room temperature for about an hour, then drain and store in the fridge.
Greek Gnocchi Ingredients:
- 3 tomatoes cut in half (I didn't have any so I used 1 10 oz package of fresh grape tomatoes.
- 2 red bell peppers, quartered, seeds removed
- 2 unpeeled garlic cloves
- Olive oil, to drizzle
- 1 package potato gnocchi
- 1 package fresh spinach (usually 9-10 oz)
- 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
- 1 tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley
*Preheat oven to 400 degrees F *
When cool enough to handle, remove garlic skin. Place garlic, tomato,bell peppers and juices in a food processor. Process until smooth and season to taste.
Cook gnocchi according to packet instructions (usually 3-4 minutes.) During the last minute add the spinach. Carefully drain everything and return to pan. Add sauce, olives and parsley, and stir to combine. Serve with crumbled vegan feta.
Enjoy :) XO