Crispy Gnocchi On A Stick With Charred Peppers & Basil Pesto
Crispy Gnocchi On A Stick With Charred Peppers & Basil Pesto

Crispy Gnocchi On A Stick With Charred Peppers & Basil Pesto

Author of the SL-favourite Roasting Tin series, Rukmini Iyer, updated her signature crispy gnocchi with this vegan recipe for gnocchi kebabs on the BBQ with roasted peppers and a basil oil. You can also play around with the ingredients, adding extras or replacements like tomatoes and halloumi.
Photography: DAVID LOFTUS

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Total Time
25 Minutes
1 x 500g packet of gnocchi
3 mixed peppers, chopped into gnocchi-size pieces (don’t use green peppers)
2 tbsp of vegan basil pesto
3 tbsp of olive oil, plus more for brushing
A pinch of sea salt flakes
A good amount of freshly ground black peppercorns
8-12 skewers, soaked if wooden
½ lemon, juice only
4 tbsp of vegan basil pesto
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
A pinch of sea salt flakes
Step 1

Tip the gnocchi into a bowl of just-boiled water, and leave to blanch for 2 minutes, then drain and run under cold water to cool.

Step 2

Put the gnocchi into a large bowl with the chopped peppers, vegan pesto, olive oil, sea salt flakes and freshly ground black peppercorns, and mix well to coat. At this point you could refrigerate the gnocchi until you're ready to barbecue.

Step 3

Thread the gnocchi and pepper alternately onto the skewers. Once your barbecue is good and hot, brush one side of the skewers with oil, then lay them over the barbecue at a slight angle (this stops them falling through) and cook for 4-5 minutes, until the gnocchi are crisp and brown. Brush the tops with oil, then turn over and repeat with the other side.

Step 4

Meanwhile, mix the lemon juice, pesto and extra virgin olive oil with a pinch of sea salt flakes to taste. Once the skewers are cooked through, serve immediately, with the basil dressing alongside.

Recipe courtesy of The Green Barbecue (Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes to Cook Outdoors & In) by Rukmini Iyer (Square Peg) £10 (was £17.99), HBK. Photography by David Loftus

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