Cauliflower gnocchi with pesto and shrimp is a light and refreshing summer dinner idea ready in under 30 minutes! This healthy gnocchi recipe is made with only clean ingredients and pairs perfectly with your favorite summer wine. Swap out shrimp for chicken or leave it out completely for a flavorful vegetarian dinner.
Summer is coming and I am so excited to kickoff this season with Vinho Verde Wines. These Portuguese wines are unique, fresh, and very food-friendly. It’s the perfect wine for all your favorite summer recipes, beach trips, and vacations!
Vinho Verde wines are seriously versatile and definitely not just for summer.
BUT i did happen to make a pretty incredible summer cauliflower gnocchi recipe that pairs perfectly with their light, refreshing (and most importantly) affordable wines!
I’m not a heavy drinker by any means, but I do enjoy a glass of wine here and there in the summertime. It’s so refreshing to just sip something crisp and light in the heat.
I’d been seeing this cauliflower gnocchi from Trader Joes ALL over instagram.
Like, literally, ALL over instagram.
I naturally had to see what all the fuss was about and bought two bags… ASAP.
YALL. This stuff is incredible (!!!!) Like I want to hide the bag from Michael incredible.
CONFESSION: I’VE NEVER HAD REGULAR GNOCCHI
I always want to be 100% honest with y’all, and that’s just the truth! So, no, I don’t have anything to compare it too, but all I can say is it tastes like doughy goodness and i’m addicted.
Unless we’re whipping up something like honey garlic chicken in the crockpot that is.
ok back to the cauliflower gnocchi + wine
So it’s made with… cauliflower? YEP. Cauliflower, cassava flour, potato starch, extra virgin olive oil + sea salt.
The gnocchi can feel a little heavy which is why i chose to pair it with a fresh white wine from Vinho Verde. They’re young wines released 3-6 months after harvest with vibrant, citrus fruit notes. AKA perfect for pairing with a fresh, pea pesto.
I wanted to keep the green theme going so I tossed it with some sauteed spinach and peas. Not to mention spinach and peas are packed with vitamins and nutrients.
I opted for shrimp with this recipe because, as I mentioned before, gnocchi can feel pretty heavy in the stomach and shrimp is loaded with protein without leaving you STUFFED.
For this recipe you will need:
I hope you all enjoy this cauliflower gnocchi recipe as much as we did + don’t forget to pair it with a delicious Vinho Verde wine!
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This post was made in partnership with Vinho Verde Wines, but all opinions are my own!