Rainbow Swiss Chard and Lemon Stir-Fry

Rainbow Swiss Chard and Lemon Stir-Fry
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Rainbow Swiss Chard and Lemon Stir-Fry

Amie Valpone

Rainbow Swiss Chard and Lemon Stir-Fry

Here's a simple and easy side dish that's gluten-free and vegan, turned into a quick entrée with the addition of some gluten-free pasta. It comes together in five minutes and is super flavorful. What more could you ask for?

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Ingredients

  • 1/4  Teaspoon  sea salt, plus more for cooking the pasta
  • 2  Cups  gluten-free penne pasta
  • 1  Tablespoon  coconut oil
  • large bunch rainbow Swiss chard, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/3  Cup  pine nuts
  • 2  Teaspoons  lemon juice
  • 1  Teaspoon  lemon zest
  • scallions, chopped finely
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  freshly ground white pepper

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the Swiss chard and cook, tossing until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain off excess liquid. Add the pine nuts, lemon juice, lemon zest, scallions, sea salt, and pepper. Drain the pasta and gently toss with Swiss chard mixture. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
42g
32%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
50mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
39mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
22mg
1%
Water
62g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Swiss Chard Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Swiss Chard Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.