Superfood Gnocchi With Black Garlic & Kale

September 26, 2022
I recently became obsessed with black garlic as a superfood after learning about its unique preparation and association with health benefits ranging from cholesterol reduction and immune system boosting to possible cancer prevention and improved digestion. (Read more here.)

As a new-found black garlic believer, I quickly went out and bought myself a tub only to quickly realize—I had no idea what dishes to use it in.

After sampling, researching, and test-tasting, I created this recipe for anyone looking to incorporate more black garlic into their life in a simple, yet delicious manner. This superfood gnocchi dish contains truffle oil for earthiness and kale for those oh-so-important leafy greens.

Serve as a side dish or the main entree of a meal, and enjoy those magic black garlic moments in this nutritiously delicious dish.
black garlic gnocchi on a white plate next to a gray towel and silverware

Superfood Gnocchi With Black Garlic & Kale

Recipe Type: Appetizers Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 2–3 servings
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  • 1 onion
  • 4 black garlic cloves
  • 1 pack of gnocchi (16 oz)
  • 2 cups fresh kale
  • 2 tbsp truffle oil
  • ¼ tsp hot pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
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1. Boil a pot of water with a dash of salt.

2. Once water starts to boil, pour in the gnocchi.

3. Boil for 5–6 minutes, or until gnocchi floats to the top. Strain and set aside. 

4. Dice onion and black garlic cloves into fine pieces.

5. While the gnocchi is boiling, heat a pan on medium-low with truffle oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

6. Once minced garlic is golden, add in chopped onion, black garlic, and hot pepper flakes, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent. 

7. Add gnocchi into the pan and adjust the heat to medium-high to slightly sear the gnocchi in the pan.

8. Once pan-fried, add kale and any extra truffle oil, frying on medium-low until the kale is  slightly wilted.

9. Serve and enjoy!

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Photo: Dana Drosdick

Dana Drosdick
Dana is a marketer living in Saratoga Springs, NY with a passion for all things related to stewardship, faith, wellness, and personal enrichment. Her work has been featured in various Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, The Odyssey Online, and The Banner Magazine. Follow her at @danadrosdick on Instagram for foodie trends, her latest book recommendations, and far too many photos of clementines.


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