Vegetarian Gnocchi

I found this recipe for Vegetarian Gnocchi online from Woolworths Taste Magazine. The flour didn't really stick to my brinjals, so I would suggest dipping the brinjal in egg first and then into the flour. Other than that, it's quick to prepare (I used store-bought gnocchi), easily serves four people and it's really filling. Oh and did I say it's delicious? Bon Appetit! 



  • 1 brinjal

  • 1 cup canola oil

  • 2 cloves crushed garlic

  • ½ onion

  • 1 handful cherry tomato halves

  • 1 x400 g jar ready-made Neapolitan pasta sauce

  • 1 handful chopped basil

  • 500 g cooked gnocchi

  • 125 g torn mozzarella


1) Trim and cube the brinjal, lightly dust in flour and deepfry, in batches, in hot canola oil for 3 minutes, or until golden. Drain on kitchen paper.

2) Fry the crushed garlic and onion, finely chopped, in olive oil until translucent.

3) Add a handful cherry tomato halves and fry until just starting to catch. Add the ready-made Neapolitan pasta sauce, the fried brinjal and chopped basil and toss.

4) Add the cooked gnocchi, mozzarella, season to taste, toss and serve immediately.