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Basil Gnudi with Tahini Sauce

Basil Gnudi with Tahini Sauce


  • Place a pot over medium heat.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of water and 170 g of the basil leaves.
  • Stir until they wilt.
  • Remove from pan, place in a strainer and press down on basil leaves with a wooden spoon, to release excess moisture.
  • Add them to a food processor along with 100 g of the ricotta and beat until the mixture becomes a paste.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and add the remaining ricotta, parmesan, eggs and flour.
  • Gently mix with a fork. If the mixture is too runny, you can add some more flour.
  • Generously dust a working surface with flour.
  • Fit a piping bag with a round tip and fill with mixture.
  • Pipe out long strips of the dough on to the working surface and dust with flour.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the strips in to 1-2 cm pieces and drop them in to a baking pan that has a generous amount of flour in it.
  • Shake the pan until all of the gnudi are completely coated with flour.
  • At this point you can refrigerate them for up to 1 day, so that you can boil them any time you like.
  • To prepare the gnudi:
  • Bring a pot of heavily salted water to a boil and add the gnudi in small batches. You will know they are ready when they rise to the surface.
  • Remove them from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer to a baking pan with some olive oil. Shake the pan to coat them in the oil so that they don’t stick together.
  • In the meantime prepare the sauce by combining all of the ingredients together. Season to taste.
  • Serve the gnudi over the tahini sauce. Sprinkle with some extra parmesan and the remaining basil leaves.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
14 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
30 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
38 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
3 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
0 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
35 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
6 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
15 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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