Fall reminds me of my high school soccer days when we had pasta parties every week before our games at a different home. So, I thought it'd be fun to relive those days, but with a little twist — sans soccer and gluten.
Because we all need a lil' pasta in our lives. Don't you think? I mean, who doesn't love a hearty pasta dish when the weather starts to get a bit cooler and the leaves start to turn? It's that time of the year to pack up our gardens and pour the last of the fresh herbs into autumn dishes.
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Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the penne according to the package directions. Remove from the heat, drain, and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the Swiss chard in olive oil over medium heat until wilted, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the cooked penne, olives, cilantro, scallions, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, smoked paprika, sea salt, and pepper and gently toss to combine. Serve warm.