This is a very tasty and elegant meal. I think may become our special holiday meal.

Gnocchi wither Artichokes and Walnuts

Serving Size: 4


  • 500 gram (1.1 lb) gnocchi
  • 2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 100 gram (0.22 lb) walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. walnut oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2-3 Tbs. nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 2-3 sprigs of thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste

Gnocchi wither Artichokes and Walnuts


  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to boil for the gnocchi.
  2. In a medium saucepan, put the walnut oil and lightly toast the walnuts.
  3. When they have been toasted, remove them from the pain to use later.
  4. Open the cans of artichoke hearts.
  5. Cut the artichokes from one can in halves or quarters depending upon the size.
  6. Use the 2nd can of artichokes and the water they are in to make a sauce.
  7. Puree the artichokes in their water, add the lemon juice, salt, pepper and cornstarch.
  8. Mince the garlic, and saute in the remaining walnut oil.
  9. Add the artichoke sauce and heat until it becomes thick.
  10. Add the cut up artichoke pieces, and turn the heat to simmer.
  11. Put the gnocchi in the boiling water and cook until they begin to float.
  12. When they are floating, pour them off into a sieve.
  13. Add the most walnuts and thyme to the sauce (reserve a few walnut pieces as garnish).
  14. Serve the gnocchi with the artichoke sauce and a few walnut pieces sprinkled on top.


This meal tastes lovely with three bean salad or also with a lovely fruit cocktail salad. A lovely whole grain bread and white wine make this meal complete.