FoodColourful gnocchi and asparagus salad: A vibrant culinary delight

Colourful gnocchi and asparagus salad: A vibrant culinary delight

Colourful salad
Colourful salad
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24 June 2024 16:14

This salad tastes so good that I make it all the time. It works brilliantly as a side dish to grilled dishes but can also win a culinary Oscar for the leading role. A lot is going on in every bite. It's a salad that I never worry about being left over after a party.

Salads don’t have to be boring; they can be filling when adequately prepared. In my salad, asparagus and gnocchi play an essential role. Although mainly associated with a hot dish, the latter also works superbly in the salad. A lot is happening, and it tastes divine—these are the kind of dishes I like the most.

Colourful salad with gnocchi and asparagus

Colourful dishes please not only the palate but also the eyes. It's not without reason that people say we eat with our eyes. This salad becomes a miniature work of art—there are a lot of green, red, and white accents. The whole thing is combined with a simple sauce based on green pesto and plain yoghurt.

This salad is an exciting idea for a light lunch on a warm day or a side dish to grilled dishes. It's healthy, colourful, but above all, delicious.


  • 400 g cooked gnocchi,
  • olive oil,
  • salt and pepper to taste.

Remaining ingredients:

  • 300 g asparagus,
  • 120 g mini mozzarella,
  • 150 g cherry tomatoes,
  • 80 g rocket,
  • chopped parsley.


  • 3 tablespoons green pesto,
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yoghurt,


Step 1. I cook the gnocchi according to the instructions on the package, drain them, transfer them to a bowl, and let them cool. I drizzle them with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. I spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place them in an oven preheated to 175°C, and bake for 20 minutes.

Salad dressing
Salad dressing© Delicacies

Step 2. I blanch the asparagus and then cut it into 3-4 pieces, depending on their size. I mix the green pesto with plain yoghurt.

I mix everything thoroughly
I mix everything thoroughly© Delicacies

Step 3. I transfer the rocket to a large bowl. I add the cherry tomatoes, asparagus, and mini mozzarella. I add the sauce, chopped parsley, and gnocchi and mix thoroughly.

Colourful salad
Colourful salad© Delicacies

Step 4. The salad is now ready to eat. It works great as a side dish or a light lunch. Enjoy!

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