Monday, June 14, 2010

Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Kale

Cincinnati has a large city market open all year, Findlay Market. But yesterday I decided to stop by my neighborhood’s farmer’s market instead of heading downtown. I’m glad I checked it out, but there were only a few booths and the most popular ones were the meat and gelato booths.

I picked up some organic kale, sweet potato gnocchi, and a few other fresh goodies.


I knew I wanted to put the kale with the sweet potatoes, but I didn't quite know how to sauce them. I read several recipes for and decided to go with a variation of a cider vinegar sauce.

I started by cooking some sliced sweet onions low and slow, letting them brown in a bit of olive oil. Meanwhile, I cooked the kale down in a separate pot. And in yes, a third pot, I boiled the gnocchi according to the instructions until they floated.

I added some Earth Balance, walnuts, and apple cider vinegar to the onions, then tossed in the gnocchi along with a ladleful of their boiling water. I love the vinegar on the greens, and the walnuts added a nice little crunch. I’m not one to enjoy a plate of mushy pasta as the only thing I eat, so this combination was perfect and pretty easy at that, thanks to the prepared gnocchi available from a cooler in a parking lot yesterday. I think I'll be ready to make my own gnocchi, one day.

1 comment:

  1. mmm! kale! this looks great! i was just thinking about trying some more kale dishes and its like you read my mind!