Gnocchi with Roast Rainbow Beetroot & Pesto Recipe | Abel & Cole

Gnocchi with Roast Rainbow Beetroot & Pesto

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Serves2 people
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Gnocchi with Roast Rainbow Beetroot & Pesto

This easy summer supper is bursting with colour and flavour. A bright mix of tender roast rainbow beetroot, glazed with a splash of balsamic and tossed with fluffy golden gnocchi, finished with a drizzle of pesto and fresh, fragrant basil leaves.


  • 500g rainbow beetroot
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 400g gnocchi
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • A handful of basil leaves

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 40 mins

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1. Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Trim any greens off the bunch of beetroot – you can save the greens to cook later, like spinach, or compost them.
2. Give the beetroot a good wash, then slice them into wedges. Tumble the beetroot into a roasting tin. Drizzle over 2 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Turn to coat, then pour 100ml water into the tin. Cover the tin with foil, crimping it to the edges to seal it, or use a lid. Slide the beetroot into the oven and roast for 30 mins till tender – a skewer or knife should be easily able to pierce the beetroot.
3. While the beetroot roasts, fill a large pan with water. Add a pinch of salt, cover and set on a high heat to come to the boil.
4. When the beetroot have roasted for 30 mins, remove the foil and drizzle over 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar. Return to the oven and roast for 10 mins more.
5. When the water in the pan is boiling, add the gnocchi and simmer for 3-4 mins, till the gnocchi bob to the surface of the pan. Drain them and set aside.
6. Take the roasting tin out of the oven and tip in the gnocchi. Toss gently to mix. Drizzle over 2 tbsp pesto and serve, garnished with a few basil leaves.
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