This particular sauce is what I made to go along with my mouth-watering Butternut Squash Gnocchi. Something about the combination of the autumn/wintry flavors and chewy texture of the gnocchi with the buttery but tangy sauce just makes fireworks happen.
And the gnocchi have hidden vegetables in it, plus this sauce packs in a serving of your daily greens! So much health, in one deliciously sneaky meal! No one will ever guess. But they will ask for seconds. Maybe thirds.
- 4-5 good-sized collard green leaves, torn
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 white onion
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and/or lemon juice
Step 1: Place all ingredients but the butter & vinegar in a blender and pulse until chopped into small pieces. Alternatively you can use a knife and chop them up yourself. (But Ninja blender. So good.)
Step 2: Melt the butter in a pan, and bring to just a simmer. Once it starts to turn brown, add all the chopped vegetables, and add in the balsamic vinegar. Bring back to a simmer, and cook for 10-15 minutes, serve hot over fresh pasta. Maybe a little fresh shaved Parmesan on top, if you’re feeling festive.
PS: You can substitute other greens in here if you don’t have or like or feel brave enough yet to try collards. Try a nice safe spinach, or something crazy like mustard greens or beet tops. Let me know how it tastes too!