Okara Gnocchi with Tomato and Basil Sauce

Okara Gnocchi with Tomato and Basil Sauce

Use okara in place of potatoes for a healthy gnocchi. It's so pretty with the contrasting colors of the red tomato sauce and green veggies.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Fresh okara
80 g
Cake flour
120 g
Spinach (boiled)
1/2 bunch
80 ml (add a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency)
1 tablespoon
Mixed ground meat (beef and pork)
50 g
1/2 bunch
Cherry tomatoes (parboiled and peeled)
Black olives
Heinz tomato ketchup
3 tablespoons
Gnocchi boiling liquid
1 ladleful
1 clove
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Dried basil
to taste


1. To make the okara gnocchi: Process the spinach and water in a blender.
2. Put the okara and cake flour in a bowl and mix well. Gradually add the spinach juice from Step 1 a bit at a time while mixing until it is about the consistency of your earlobes.
3. Once kneaded, make into round, bite-sized pieces, and press down with the back of a fork.
4. Bring water to a boil in a pot, add 1 tablespoon of salt, and boil the gnocchi from Step 3. Once they rise to the surface, boil for about 5 more minutes.
5. While the gnocchi are boiling, make the sauce. Put the olive oil and finely chopped garlic in a frying pan and sauté until fragrant. Add the meat and stir-fry well.
6. Add the gnocchi boiling liquid, 3 tablespoons of Heinz tomato ketchup, salt, pepper, and dried basil to taste.
7. Add the vegetables and boiled gnocchi, toss them evenly in the sauce, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

By using okara, I came up with a recipe that's great for diets!