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Portobello Gnocchi Salad Recipe

Portobello Gnocchi Salad Recipe

Pan sauteing the gnocchi eliminates the need to boil them, while creating a wonderful tasty crispy coating on them. The baby bellas lend a real earthiness to this Italian-influenced salad.—Fran Fehling, Staten Island, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 large plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (5 ounces) fresh baby arugula or fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, cut in half
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook gnocchi in 1 tablespoon oil for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Remove from the skillet; cool slightly.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon oil until tender. Place mushrooms and gnocchi in a serving bowl. Add lemon juice and remaining oil; gently toss to coat.
  • 3. Add the tomatoes, garbanzo beans, arugula, olives, parsley, capers, lemon peel, salt and pepper; toss to combine. Garnish with cheese and walnuts. Yield: 14 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for potato gnocchi in the pasta or frozen foods section.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 204 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 425 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.