Because store-bought gnocchi only takes minutes to make, it is the perfect easy dinner option. This version, with antipasti staples like artichoke hearts and olives, makes a wonderful side dish or entree. Plus, with fresh basil and cherry tomatoes, it is the perfect way to show off the best spring has to offer.
Gnocchi Antipasti Pasta Salad
2 packages gnocchi
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 (12 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup green olives
2 cups mixed baby greens (spinach, kale, arugula, etc.)
1/4 cup finely torn basil leaves
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Drain and allow to cool slightly.
2. Put gnocchi in a large bowl and mix remaining ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste if necessary. Serve warm or at room temperature.