Gnocchi originated in Italy and has been out in the worldsince the Roman Times. Recently, it has been gaining more attention, as chefsand cooking enthusiasts, especially vegans and vegetarians, have beenexperimenting on this yummy and comforting dish. Gnocchi’s other lovablefeature is it’s easy to make, using only minimal ingredients that can begluten-free, paleo, vegan, and autoimmune protocol compliant.
Trader Joe’s is known for its healthy goods. Just like itsfrozen cauliflower product that sold like pancakes, their cauliflower gnocchiis now getting all the hype! So, in this article we’re sharing with you a copyof Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi recipe, but better! Unlike Trader Joe’s,we’re not using potato starch, which some people may have an intolerance. Thiscauliflower gnocchi recipe is gluten and grain-free, paleo, AIP, and vegan.
Think of cauliflower gnocchi like pasta; you can mix it with sauce, protein, and veggies. You can also add sauces like tomato sauce, pesto or garlic cream sauce. For your protein, you may combine it with chicken, bacon, prosciutto, or lemon baked shrimp.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for cauliflower gnocchi:
4 cups of Cauliflower (minced)
½ cup Cassava flour
¼ cup Arrowroot starch (potato starch alternative)
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 tbsp olive oil
Half a lemon
1 tbsp parsley (chopped)
Steps to makecauliflower gnocchi:
Step 1: Chop the cauliflower into tiny pieces using a foodprocessor. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Step 2: Boil the cauliflower in water; fill a pot of mincedcauliflower about two-thirds with water. Bring to a low simmer on medium heatand simmer for about 7 minutes.
Step 3: Allow the pot to cool off, and then pour thecauliflower into a cheesecloth or nut milk bag. Squeeze the cloth until excesswater is removed. Transfer the cauliflower into a bowl.
Step 4: Pour into the bowl the cassava flour, arrowrootstarch, and mix with the cauliflower. Fold and press until a dough forms.
Step 5: Get a handful of dough and roll into a rope on aclean surface. Slice the dough and make gnocchi pieces of about 3/4″ long. Setaside.
Step 6: Fill a pot with water and add salt. Bring the waterto a boil, then add the gnocchi pieces and cook in two batches. When thegnocchi begins to float, and transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon. Coat thegnocchi with 2 tbsp of olive oil to prevent from sticking.
Step 7: Bake the gnocchi in the preheated oven for about 20minutes. Flip the pieces halfway through, and remove from the oven when cooked.
Step 8: Place the gnocchi pieces on a plate or a bowl, and top with olive oil, lemon, parsley, or any of your desired sauce.