So my theme week The VegHog's Tomato Festival is still going on and I'm not tired of tomatoes yet. I now made smoky red pesto with gnocchi. What makes it suitable to the theme, are the oak smoked tomatoes that helped to make the red pesto, and I also served a small tomato and mozzarella salad on the side. If you are unable to get the oak smoked tomatoes, the pesto can also be made with sundried tomatoes. If you then want to add smokiness, using oak smoked Cheddar could help there. I liked this red pesto very much and will be making it soon again, it's such a nice change from green pestos. Here is today's recipe.
80 g oak smoked tomatoes + smoked oil (from the tomatoes)
Handful of fresh basil
50 g pine nuts
30 g grated vegetarian pasta cheese
1 garlic clove
600 g gnocchi
1 large heirloom tomato
125 g mozzarella
Ground black pepper
Grated vegetarian pasta cheese
Make the pesto first by puréeing the ingredients.
Cook the gnocchi and chop the salad ingredients.
Dress the salad and mix the cooked gnocchi with the pesto.
Sprinkle cheese on the top and serve.
What an easy and quick weekday meal this is, but I would gladly also eat it on a weekend.
Have you been cooking with tomatoes this week?