Pumpkin Seed Gnocchi

I realise that I don’t feature as many savoury dishes here as I probably could, or indeed should. This is not because I live off only sweet things, but I find that savoury food is rather trickier to take pictures of. I might make an amazing aubergine lasagne or killer stir-fry, but trying to get an appealing shot when it’s dark outside and you’re in a rush to eat after a hard day at work…well, it just doesn’t really work. Great food, not so great pictures.

To try and change this, I thought I would share a very simple recipe using pumpkin seed butter. I’ve been using this butter in a lot of dishes recently. This is similar to nut butters, but made from pumpkin seeds, their skins lending a lovely green colour.

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This really is simplicity itself – you cook the gnocchi, then reserve a couple of spoons of the salted cooking water, mix with pumpkin seed paste (plus a dash of salt to taste), add some pumpkin oil (or olive oil if you prefer), and that’s it. You magically end up with a bright green, creamy, nutty sauce with no dairy, and which takes about two minutes to make.

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6 responses to “Pumpkin Seed Gnocchi

  1. Looks so delicious, chewy and love the idea of a pumpkin seed flavor!

  2. This looks sooo good! I could eat a plateful right now and I just had breakfast!

    • Thanks. The flavour is really different – rich and nutty, and surprisingly light (which I put down to the lack of cream). But right after breakfast…you’re keen!😉

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  4. bec {daisy and the fox}

    never heard of pumpkin seed butter before – but i’m sure it’s delicious! looks fab!🙂

    • Hi Bec – both the seed butter and the seed oil are delicious. Dark green with a rich, nutty flavour. The butter can seem a touch bitter when it is pure, but a tiny dash of salt makes it utterly delicious.

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