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Sesame Pesto Gnocchi with Melty Halloumi

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Sesame Pesto Gnocchi with Melty Halloumi

Just a small twist to a classic basil pesto can really make it something totally different with this sesame seed pesto gnocchi, roasted tomatoes, and gooey halloumi.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 100g x Halloumi - diced
  • 1 x Plum Tomatoes - quartered
  • 100g x Heirloom Cocktail Tomatoes
  • 3 x Baby Onions - halved and peeled
  • 5g x Basil - leaves pulled from stem
  • 1 tsp x White Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tbsps x Basil Pesto
  • 300g x Potato Gnocchi
  • Salt and Pepper (from your pantry)
  • Olive Oil (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 200g x Halloumi - diced
  • 2 x Plum Tomatoes - quartered
  • 200g x Heirloom Cocktail Tomatoes
  • 6 x Baby Onions - halved and peeled
  • 10g x Basil - leaves pulled from stem
  • 2 tsp x White Sesame Seeds
  • 4 tbsps x Basil Pesto
  • 600g x Potato Gnocchi
  • Salt and Pepper (from your pantry)
  • Olive Oil (from your pantry)

Method

Before You Begin

Prepare your ingredients & cooking utensils: Use a chopping board and lay all the ingredients out. Take out any “Pantry Items”. Preheat your oven to 220°C.

Washing Instruction

Wash your hands, plum tomatoes and cherry tomatoes well. Rinse your basil thoroughly and drain on paper towel.

Gino's Tip

Roasting gnocchi is a guilty pleasure of mine not only is it much easier, it also comes texturaly wonderful.

Step 1 - Roasted Sesame Pesto Gnocchi

Toss your potato gnocchi in a large mixing bowl along with a drizzling of olive oil, salt and pepper. Scatter onto an oven tray (reserving your bowl) and pop into the oven to roast for 12-15 minutes until crisp and cooked. In the last 2-3 minutes sprinkle over your sesame seeds. Now toss your quartered plum tomatoes and cherry tomatoes in the same bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper. Scatter onto an oven tray then sprinkle over your diced halloumi and pop into the oven for 8-10 minutes until your tomatoes have blistered and your halloumi is soft. Once your gnocchi has cooked toss with your basil pesto and taste for seasoning.

To Serve

Divide your sesame pesto gnocchi amongst your servings top with your roasted tomatoes and halloumi.