I’ve been on a big Peruvian food kick around here lately, and this Vegetarian Gnocchi with Peruvian Seco Sauce is just awesome!
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I’ve spent time looking through many websites and blogs for yummy looking recipes. Pinterest has some great ideas for Peruvian food as well. So I came up with this recipe for Vegetarian Gnocchi with Peruvian Seco Sauce to share with you.
Want more of my Peruvian recipes. Check out Peruvian Green Aji Sauce and Vegetarian Peruvian Stew.
What are gnocchi?
I love the idea of (affiliate link) gnocchi in the mix.
Little pillows of potato goodness. Of course, you could make your own, but I chose to use pre-made ones from the grocery store to save a little time.
And, I’ve never been able to really perfect the homemade Gnocchi.
If you wanted a few more veggies in the stew I’d suggest using broccoli and green beans.
This sauce is perfect! Rich and thick with a little kick of heat. That kick of heat comes from the (affiliate link) aji amarillo paste.
I highly recommend buying some.
It’s pretty much required in Peruvian cooking, and it has a lovely fruity heat to it.
I buy mine from a local Mexican market near my house.
Check around, you may have some well-stocked markets in your area as well. If not, Amazon sells the aji amarillo paste.
Make it a meal
This Peruvian dish makes a great dinner with some nice crusty French bread, or make the stew the day before and send it for lunches. It reheats beautifully!
More of my Peruvian recipes:
Vegetarian Gnocchi with Peruvian Seco Sauce Recipe
Vegetarian Gnocchi with Peruvian Seco Sauce
- ¾ cup cilantro leaves
- 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or light-tasting oil of your choice
- 1 medium red onion chopped
- ½ tablespoon ají amarillo paste
- ½ red bell pepper diced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
- 16 ounce fresh potato gnocchi
- 1 cup frozen green peas defrosted
- In the bowl of a blender, blend cilantro leaves and stems with ¼ cup water. Once cilantro is well blended, add the tomatoes, and blend until smooth. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the onion and cook, stirring until tender and beginning to brown, about 7 minutes.
- Add ají amarillo paste, red bell pepper, cilantro paste, salt and pepper, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the vegetable broth, put the lid on, bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- While the sauce simmers, cook the gnocchi according to package directions, they’ll usually take approximately 2-3 minutes to cook. In the last minute of gnocchi cooking time, add the frozen peas to the boiling water. Once gnocchi and peas are done, drain well.
- Using the blender, take about half of the vegetable-sauce mixture and blend until smooth, being very careful, as the mixture is hot. Pour the blended sauce back in with the sauce-veggies mixture. Gently toss the cooked gnocchi and peas into the sauce. Enjoy!
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This is a SUPER recipe, I can not wait to make it! Vegetarian Gnocchi with Peruvian Seco Sauce never looked so wonderful!!
Fantastic recipe! Gnocchi is a favorite of mine so I can’t wait to give this one a go! I’m really impressed by the photography too 🙂
never heard of a Peruvian Seco sauce before, and I have to tell you, it looks delicious. Will be making this for sure.
G’day! Love gnocchi! This looks so yum; is only brekkie, but could go for some of this right now!
Looks DELISH Debi! YUM!
Debi, this vegetarian soup sounds so healthy and delicious!!!
Gnocchi is my #1 Favorite Food! With Peruvian Seco Sauce, going to be a knockout! Thanks for sharing this one!! Great Post!
This looks just fabulous! I visited Peru years ago on a faculty trip before my kiddos were born, and my father-in-law regularly flies down there to do dentistry in rainforest villages with poor access to health care. I even took a Peruvian class in cooking school. The foods and culture of Peru are wonderful and often overlooked here in America. This totally inspires me to get in a Peruvian cooking groove, too! 😀 Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
I haven’t had Peruvian food before. This looks delicious and it’s something I’d like to try soon.
This gnocchi looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.
This looks delicious! Peruvian food is so tasty. I’d like to try this!
Thank you for coming by and sharing your beautiful recipe at the Weekend Social and Blog Hop at KitchenDreaming.com. I have pinned your recipe to our weekend social Piinterest board and hope to see you again next week! Cheers! Ronda
Hi Debi – This looks delicious. Thanks so much for linking up with the Let’s Get Real Party this week.
I never heard of this, sounds, and looks good to this potato lover. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, join us again tonight at 7 central.
YUM, I have been so hungry for gnocchi lately! What a great recipe! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂
Hope your week is great! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!
Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com