Rocket and walnut pesto

I love rocket, I use it almost every day as a side or to decorate my main dishes: it is colorful, pretty to see, and it has a lovely sharp taste. I think that combined with gnocchi and their soft, delicate texture, we have a fantastic match, that guarantees little effort with excellent results 🙂

Ingredients for 2 people:

  • Rocket, 70 g
  • Basil, 10 leaves
  • Garlic, 1 clove
  • Parmesan grated, 100 g
  • Olive oil, 100 ml
  • Walnuts, 60 g plus some to decorate
  • Gnocchi 500g
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Wash the rocket
  2. Peel the garlic
  3. Put the rocket, oil, parmesan, garlic and walnuts in a blender
  4. Add salt and pepper
  5. Put the cream in the fridge until the gnocchi are ready
  6. Cook the gnocchi and drain them
  7. Mix the gnocchi with the cream
  8. Add some walnuts to decorate


Pasta pesto rocket walnuts

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