Gnocchi Cherry Crispy Prosciutto Salad

Gnocchi Cherry Crispy Prosciutto Salad is an easy and delicious way to enjoy your favorite gnocchi. Combined with fresh cherries, it’s a lovely seasonal idea too.

Gnocchi Cherry Crispy Prosciutto Salad

Hello, everyone.

Before we proceed to this yummy Gnocchi Cherry Crispy Prosciutto Salad, I have a confession to make. I lied to you. In my previous post, I promised to publish a refreshing recipe for another ice cream next. As you see, I’ve changed my plans.

The first reason is that the weather has not changed. Importantly, I don’t see the optimistic forecast for the next week or so. Besides, it’s much better outside (although it’s freaking hot and humid) thanks to at least some breeze (Indeed, it’s pretty nice to have a stroll by the ocean after 8 p.m.). Sadly, I cannot say this about our apartments as open windows and running fans don’t bring much relief.

The second reason that I opened a folder with the ice cream photos, and I realized there was much more of them than I expected. I envy talented photographers who can take just a dozen of pictures, and all of them will be perfect and unique. It doesn’t work for me. When I take a few hundreds of photographs, I might be lucky to find out a couple decent. So, the idea of going through all of those pictures didn’t sound fascinating to me. Next time, I hope.

I opted for this Gnocchi Cherry Crispy Prosciutto Salad not only because I was lazy (was way fewer photos), but also because it’s a perfect seasonal dish. Unfortunately, fresh cherries are not going to stay with us for good (I wish!), so let’s enjoy them while they are still relatively cheap (In Nova Scotia they reached their best price 3 weeks ago, and it has not changed yet).

Besides being easy to make, the combination of the ingredients is well-balanced. Let’s count together: succulent cherries, fried gnocchi (crispy outside but chewy inside), salty crispy prosciutto, smoked cheddar, and peppery arugula. It’s so fresh and delightful that it doesn’t need any dressing indeed. I didn’t use any, but you can drizzle with a bit of orange juice which I think will work nicely here.

And if you like cherries and gnocchi (separately), you should try them together in this Gnocchi Cherry Crispy Prosciutto Salad.

Cheers for now.

(No promised to bring ice cream next time) :)

Gnocchi Cherry Crispy Prosciutto Salad

Category: Salad

Servings: 2


  • 1 cup uncooked gnocchi
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • few fresh sage leafs
  • 3-4 prosciutto slices, torn into strips
  • black pepper and smoked paprika, to taste
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1/3 cup cubed smoked cheddar


  1. Melt the butter in a pan and cook the gnocchi 2-3 minutes over high medium, tossing, until started to golden.
  2. Decrease heat to low medium. Add the sage and prosciutto and cook about 5 minutes until the prosciutto is crispy. Season with smoked paprika and black pepper.
  3. In a meanwhile, combine the cherries, arugula, and smoked cheddar. I didn't add any dressing but a few drizzles of olive oil, balsamic, or orange juice will work well.
  4. Serve the salad with the warm gnocchi.
  5. Enjoy!



6 thoughts on “Gnocchi Cherry Crispy Prosciutto Salad

  1. Ben I feel your pain again when it comes to editing photogrpahs. If it’s any help to you what I had to do was limit myself to the number of photographs I would take. I used to take 100’s too and then spend days editing them all. Unable to choose between which ones I wanted to post! Now I take 4 photographs of my recipes at 4 different angles. That’s it. Then Lynne chooses the best photographs and I edit them. Maybe Andre could do that for you too? Anyway my friend just ignore that if it’s no help. Now let’s talk about this recipe. My favourite flavours that are going through my mouth when I’m reading your recipe….those cherries together with the prosciutto and smoked cheese. YUM!

  2. I love the flavors you’ve got going on here, Ben! I mean the fried gnocchi alone would be a shining star in this salad…but then add in the cherries and crispy prosciutto? This sounds like something I’d find on the menu at a fancy restaurant! Hang in there, my friend…the cooler days are coming! (And then we’ll probably be wishing for these warm days again. Haha!)
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  3. I hear you on the photography, Ben! I always take hundreds of photos and still can’t find a handful of usable ones sometimes. Going through all those pics is daunting isn’t it? But I’ll take this lovely salad instead of ice cream without complaint because I’m happy to celebrate cherry season! Stay cool, my friend!

  4. I’m enjoying all the fresh cherries while I can, and this salad is a new way to enjoy them! I can also relate to taking 100s of photos for one recipe! I just can’t help myself. I’m getting quicker at sorting through them, but it still takes time! Looking forward to your ice cream recipe though! ;)

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