NASA’S Green Spirulina Gnocchis

Ingredients for NASA’S Green Spirulina Gnocchis

  • 700g/1lb 9oz Desiree potatoes, cut to medium pieces
  • Some salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of Spirulina Powder
  • 2 free-range eggs, yolks only or – for vegans – 100 grams of Chia seeds slime with a hint of turmeric (dried powder)
  • 150g/5½oz plain flour
  • some rice flour, for dusting
Add your favorite tomato sauce at the end.

How To Make NASA’s Green

Spirulina Gnocchis

Season the cooled potatoes with salt, pepper and Spirulina, stir in the egg yolks or Chia slime and add the flour. Bring the mixture together to form a dough.
Sprinkle some rice flour on a clean work surface and roll out the dough into long sausage shapes. With a sharp knife cut the roll into dumpling shapes of about 2cm/1in. Set aside.
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and drop in the gnocchi. Simmer until they rise back to the top then lift them out with a slotted spoon. Drain well and mix into the tomato sauce, taking care not to break up the gnocchi.
Science fact & gastronomy:
The benefits of Spirulina are so many and so beneficial that NASA has conducted research to incorporate it into the diet of its astronauts and has used it successfully, and the European Space Agency has verified the possibility of being able to cultivate it and use it as food in a future colonization of Mars. A team of chefs, some of them Michelin-starred, have elaborated some delicacies using Spirulina.

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