Chickpea-Ricotta Gnocchi

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“From Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian".”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season with salt.
  2. Meanwhile, place chickpeas into a food processor and season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Process until they are as smooth as you can get them. Scoop chickpea mash into a large bowl.
  3. Add ricotta and nutmeg into the chickpeas, stirring until well combined. Add about 1/4 cup flour and stir until incorporated - add enough extra flour until a dough forms that you can easily handle. Scoop mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly for less than a minute. Divide the mixture into 4 pieces and roll each out into a robe that is about 1/2" thick. Cut the ropes into 1" lengths - be gently and try to handle them as little as possible. As you cut them, transfer the pieces to a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
  4. Drop about half of the gnocchi into the boiling, salted water - stir gently and allow them to cook until they rise to the surface. Count to 20 and then remove them with a slotted spoon (be sure to taste one to make sure they are cooked through). Repeat with remaining gnocchi.
  5. Meanwhile, place butter and oil in a skillet and have it heating over medium-high. Add well-drained gnocchi and cook until golden on each side. Serve with fresh grated Asiago cheese on top.

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