Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Simple Dinners: How To Use Fresh Summer Veggies

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I love a quick, fresh, summer dinner. We're so fortunate to live in an agricultural area that provides such a delicious bounty of spring/summer veggies! This recipe is a twist on a simple one I found through The Chew

You can certainly make your own gnocchi, but I just didn't have the time (or a potato ricer), so I used a bag of pre-made ones lurking in my freezer. You can find these at most grocery stores in either the dried pasta aisle or in the fresh pasta section of the refrigerated area.

This simple dish highlighted fresh asparagus, snap peas and scallions, but you can use any quick-cooking seasonal produce you like. I stayed away from summer squash, just because I didn't want another soft texture in with the gnocchi, but grab whatever looks good at your farmer's market and throw it in the pan! With a little butter, olive oil, salt and pepper you have a quick and delicious summer meal (even better topped with a little Parmesan)

Gnocchi With Spring Vegetables Recipe (courtesy of The Chew and Jonathan Waxman)

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