Corn Gnocchi Bacon Salad

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This Corn Gnocchi Bacon Salad loaded with vegetables is a perfect transition from summer to autumn recipes.

Corn Gnocchi Bacon Salad

Hello, my friends. Have you had a chance to check my fairy-telling skills, and most importantly, delicious Sun-Dried Tomato Sausage Gnocchi? I’ve got another killer gnocchi recipe. Can you please close your eyes for a few seconds and imagine charred corn and sweet pepper, pungent&sweet red onions, bacon, and lots of herbs combined with pan-fried gnocchi? I had this treat almost a month ago, and I still remember the way it smells and tastes.  Phenomenally good.

Certainly, we cannot consider this Corn Gnocchi Bacon Salad a healthy dish unless you can limit yourself to having a 1/2 cup or so per serving. But trust me: you won’t be able. There’s a dirty little secret I want to share with you. Since Andrey doesn’t like gnocchi, I ate this deliciousness all by myself. But I had a huge gap between my meals…like 30 minutes. Yes, I pigged-out, and I am not embarrassed about it. Indeed, gnocchi is that kind of food that brings an enormous level of satisfaction for my stomach and mind; that’s one of my favourite comfort foods. And although I did enjoy it in summer, this dish will 100% perfect for a chilly autumn night.

On the other hand, I tried to make this recipe as healthy as possible. For instance, I opted for smoked back bacon (aka Canadian bacon). This is a lean kind of bacon which yields between 3.5 and 7 grams of fat per 100 gr., and which delivers exceptional flavor. Cannot find back bacon? Grab some turkey or chicken bacon instead. I even used coconut oil instead of butter which is one of my favorite kinds of fat for cooking. Besides, it is loaded with vegetables (corns, peppers, and onions). After all, this recipe isn’t that unhealthy as I presented, right?

And the flavor? It is here too.

Moral? You should make this Corn Gnocchi Bacon Salad, my friends. You can still find some great fresh corn right now, but you can obviously make it with some frozen corn all year around.

Your family (And your stomach) will thank you!


4 thoughts on “Corn Gnocchi Bacon Salad

  1. Shashi at SavorySpin says:

    Ben, I closed my eyes and thought of “charred corn and sweet pepper, pungent & sweet red onions, bacon, and lots of herbs combined with pan-fried gnocchi” and am drooling uncontrollably all over my keyboard which means only one thing, I NEED me a plate of this deliciousness pronto – got any leftovers cos I’ll hop a plane and make it there for dinner? :)
    Seriously, such a delicious and comforting dish! Loving everything about this – and love love love your photos! Simply gorgeous!

  2. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    I have a serious soft spot for gnocchi, so this salad is ALL sorts of winning if you ask me, Ben! I mean, gnocchi, corn AND bacon!? In one salad?! Where do I sign up?! I absolutely need to eat this on the regular… starting today! Just delicious, buddy! Cheers!

  3. Kim Lange says:

    I know for a fact I could not eat a 1/2 cup. NO way, NO how. :) I love everything in this salad, even more that it’s a little healthier never hurt anyone. Total comfort in this salad for me. YUM!

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