Serve these summer bites–Tomato Gnocchi Apricot Skewers, made with mini heirloom tomatoes, apricots and gnocchi, and served with pesto.

Friends, use stuffed gnocchi for extra flavor for these Tomato Gnocchi Apricot Skewers. We love bringing these to a summer party, because everyone goes crazy over them!

Tomato Gnocchi Apricot Skewers

The combo on a little skewer is just so tasty. And then add in pesto. YUM.

Here we used mortadella mushroom and asiago stuffed gnocchi, but plain gnocchi will work just as well!

If you love a good summer appetizer with tomatoes, maybe you recently made my Roasted Tomato Tart? So good!

Tomato Gnocchi Skewers

Tomato Gnocchi Apricot Skewers Ingredients

Let’s get started with these simple ingredients:

  • Cherry tomatoes (use heirloom in the summertime)
  • Gnocchi
  • Apricots
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic glaze (for drizzling)

This recipe serves three, so double, triple, or quadruple for a big party! So good!

Tomato Gnocchi Skewers

How do you make Gnocchi Apricot Skewers with tomatoes?

  1. On wooden or metal skewers, add one tomato, one gnocchi, one apricot half, and repeat until all skewers are full. Drizzle each generously with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a grill to medium-high and add the skewers, rotating once or twice until all sides are lightly blistered—four to five minutes.
  3. Remove skewers from the grill and transfer to the serving platter. Drizzle with more olive oil if desired, and season with salt and pepper.

NOTE: Serve with pesto for dipping, or another herby sauce.

apricot with pesto

Tips and substitutions:

You can also use a different flavor, like sweet potato gnocchi or an herbed gnocchi.

Serve a side of pesto and balsamic glaze!

Add a strawberry in place of apricot.

plate of Tomato Gnocchi Apricot Skewers

Ordinary is fine

Ordinary moments are good. They remind us of the mundane things in life, that still have meaning—work, relationships, dining together, solving problems, learning, growing spiritually and mentally and physically. Noticing colors, nature, scents and smiles. I really do like ordinary.

This might sound silly, but bringing a simple, ordinary appetizer to a party is fine. We don’t always have to “wow” our guests.

We owe it to ourselves and to our families and friends to shift our thinking to ordinary being just fine.

Gnocchi Skewers

Little ways I’ve embraced “ordinary.”

Get up 1/2 hour earlier every morning so I have time to read, think, pray, have coffee.
Exercise daily if I can, an ordinary routine we should never stop doing.
Make my bed first think in the morning.
Keep my cell phone in the kitchen at night (no phone by my bed).
Not complain to myself when I have to do the ordinary things, like pay bills, do dishes, clean house. Just stop complaining.
Try to be done with my work in time for dinner at night.
Enjoy cooking and exploring more with flavors, ingredients, and recipes.
Occasionally pop a note in the mail to a friend, or a little gift.
Take ordinary summer ingredients …. and turn them into a simple, lovely appetizer!

ENJOY!

Tomato Gnocchi Apricot Skewers with pesto

More tomato appetizers:

Tuna Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Mushrooms

Grilled Polenta Caprese Appetizer

Mini Caprese Skewers

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Tomato Gnocchi Skewers
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Tomato Gnocchi Apricot Skewers

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Yield: 3

Ingredients
 

  • 12 large cherry tomatoes
  • 6 gnocchi, cooked and cooled
  • 3 apricots, halved (or 6 pieces of other stone fruit)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • On wooden or metal skewers, add 1 tomato, 1 gnocchi, 1 apricot half, and repeat until all skewers are full. Drizzle each generously with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a grill to medium-high and add the skewers, rotating once or twice until all sides are lightly blistered—4-5 minutes.
  • Remove skewers from the grill and transfer to the serving platter. Drizzle with more olive oil if desired, and season with salt and pepper.

Notes

Serve with pesto for dipping, or another herby sauce.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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Tomato Apricot Skewers