Homemade Gnocchi with Caramelized Onion


Store-bought gnocchi is nothing compared to the homemade one, everyone knows that. But did you know how easy it is to make? You only need 3 ingredients: potatoes, flour and salt. Paired with some sweet caramelized onion and tasty smoked tofu, it is the heaven on earth!

Video recipe:

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 1 hour


Course: main dish

Cuisine: Vegan, Italian

Servings: 4



For the homemade gnocchi:

🌱500 g potatoes (for this recipe we used purple ones)

🌱2 cups flour

🌱1 handful of fresh parsley

🌱1 tsp salt

For the caramelized onion:

🌱2 onions

🌱2 Tbsp agave syrup

🌱Salt & pepper to taste

🌱Olive oil for cooking

To serve:

🌱Fresh parsley and 200 g smoked tofu

How to prepare:

  1. Boil the potatoes in salty water (without the skin)
  2. Start with the gnocchi: in a mixing bowl, add the boiled potatoes, the flour and a pinch of salt
  3. Knead the dough well
  4. Add the chopped fresh parsley into the dough and incorporate it nicely
  5. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces and roll each piece with your hands (see the technique in the video above)
  6. Cut the rolled dough piece into small bits 
  7. Boil the gnocchi in salty water until they rise to the surface
  8. In the meantime, heat up some olive oil in a pan and cook the onion until it starts to get a nice golden colour
  9. Season with salt and pepper, then add the agave syrup
  10. Mix well, then add the gnocchi in the pan, add some more fresh parsley and mix them good with the caramelized onion
  11. For a perfect finish, cook 2 slices of smoked tofu in a pan until golden-brown
  12. To serve, add the tofu on top of the homemade gnocchi with caramelized onions and sprinkle some fresh parsley for a perfect finish!


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