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Gluten-Free Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi



5 portion(s)

  • 40 grams Parmesan cheese, cubed
  • peel of 1 lime
  • 100 grams spinach
  • 400 grams ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 35 grams arrowroot/tapioca flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

Recipe's preparation

  1. Put parmesan and lime peel into TM bowl. Mill for 10-15 secs on speed 9. Set aside.

  2. Put spinach in TM bowl. Chop by pressing turbo 1-2 times, scraping sides of bowl in between pulses and after chopping. Add just enough water to cover spinach. Cook on 100 degrees for 5 minutes. Line basket with cheesecloth/paper towel and place cooked spinach in basket. Squeeze moisture off spinach, then return it to TM bowl.

  3. Add ricotta, eggs, egg yolk, parmesan and lime peel, nutmeg, salt, tapioca flour and xanthan gum. Mix for 20 secs on speed 4, or until combined.

  4. Fill a large pot of water to the boil and cover a plate with tapioca flour for dusting. Using two teaspoons, shape mixture into small ovals (should make about 40). Drop gently onto the plate of flour, roll gently to coat.

  5. Depending on the size of your pot, do batches of 6-10. Gently shake excess flour from gnocchi and plop one at a time into the boiling water. They will sink straight to the bottom - leave them there! Simmer gently. They will rise to the top of their own accord; simmer for 1 more minute after they rise to the top. Using a skimmer, scoop the gnocchi out of the water. Put them on paper towels to get the last of the water off, then serve while still hot.


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You can freeze some if you can't eat it all. Lay the ones detined for the freezer on paper towels to drain, then place them on a bread board (make sure they are not touching) and put the breadboard in the freezer. After 3 or 4 hrs, you can take them off the breadboard and store them in the freezer in smaller containers or ziploc bags.

These go great with my roasted tomato sauce (recipe is posted on here somewhere) as a vegetarian main meal, but can also accompany a wide variety of dishes as a side. If your main dish has a lot of flavour, consider reducing the amount of lime peel you use in the gnocchi (the peel of half a lime will do).

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  • Delicious! I did add a littlle extra flour but the...

    Submitted by MagsRod on 16. May 2018 - 19:04.

    Delicious! I did add a littlle extra flour but the gnocchi was light and fluffy!

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  • I needed a little extra flour

    Submitted by kjwalker on 17. July 2013 - 19:09.

    I needed a little extra flour and used lemon rather than lime. Beautiful little pillows! 

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