- 1 cup mashed organic sweet potatoes (about 2 sweet potatoes, baked, skins removed)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (plus more for dusting)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp sea salt (for the water)
- 8 cups fresh organic grape tomatoes
- 7 cloves garlic sliced
- 10 fresh basil leaves (plus more for garnish)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- sea salt (to taste)
- black pepper (to taste)
- Bake the sweet potatoes for 1 hour in a preheated 350 degree oven, prior to making the gnocchi. Set aside to let cool enough for you to handle them easily.
- In a large pot of water add sea salt and bring it to boil.
- After that, in a large mixing bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat flour and egg until you have an evenly mixed dough.
- Transfer the dough to a flat dusted surface and knead into a nice ball. You don’t want the dough to be sticky so keep adding four until you get a nice dry dough.
- Divide the dough roughly into eight equal parts. Roll each part into 1/2" log and then cut the log into 1" pieces. Use back of the fork or gnocchi board to form the serrations.
- Cook the prepared pasta in boiling water until they start to float on the surface.
- For the tomato sauce, slice the tomatoes in half and set aside. Slice fresh garlic cloves and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil on medium-heat until crackling. Add fresh garlic and stir for a minute or two until fragrant, but not browned.
- After that, add sliced tomatoes and fresh basil, stir the mixture.
- Cook until tomatoes start to burst open, about 6 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes to meld flavors.
- Serve warm over the sweet potato gnocchi. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
The gnocchi can be stored in the fridge for 3 days, the freeze for a few weeks, or cooked right away.
Did you know that sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fibers, complex carbohydrates, and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a precursor for vitamin A. It is also a decent source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. According to "Center for Science in the Public Interest" sweet potato is one the best vegetable you should eat.