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
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) :)
- 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
- Melt the butter in a pan and cook the gnocchi 2-3 minutes over high medium, tossing, until started to golden.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve the salad with the warm gnocchi.