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Gnocchi and Gorgonzola Salad

  • Author: Tessa
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 salads 1x


A 10-minute main dish comfort food salad with no pot of boiling water needed. The recipe serves two, but quantities are highly flexible and can be adjusted for one or for a crowd, and also increased or decreased to taste. The salad would also be good with the addition of your protein of choice (such as cooked lentils, some quinoa, steak, or chicken).


  • Olive oil (about 3 T)
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 dozen gnocchi dumplings
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Gorgonzola cheese (as much as you like)
  • 2 big handfuls of pre-washed arugula
  • Pine nuts (about 2 T, toasted if you like)
  • Balsamic vinegar (about 1 T)
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil just above medium heat in a skillet (I used cast iron). When hot, add the butter and melt completely. Add the gnocchi to the pan, stir to coat in oil, then let fry about 3 minutes while you prep the other salad ingredients. Flip gnocchi over once golden brown on the first side and let cook a few more minutes. Remove from pan and sprinkle with salt.
  2. While gnocchi fry, crumble the gorgonzola. Toss arugula, most of the blue cheese, and the pine nuts with olive oil to coat. Then add a splash of balsamic and toss to combine. Distribute greens mix evenly amongst bowls and top equally with cooked gnocchi and remaining gorgonzola. Sprinkle with black pepper to taste.
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Category: Salad