Swiss Chard Lemon Pasta

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Swiss Chard Lemon Pasta
Swiss Chard Lemon Pasta
Amie Valpone

Swiss Chard Lemon Pasta

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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Ready in
14 m
4
Servings
153
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup gluten-free penne
  • 1 head Swiss chard, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1 Teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3.6%
Protein
4g
8%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
360µg
40%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.3%
Vitamin C
38mg
63%
Vitamin E
3mg
15%
Vitamin K
961µg
100%
Calcium
79mg
8%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
22µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
22µg
6%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
95mg
24%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
57mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
496mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.6%
Sodium
389mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.3%
Zinc
0.5mg
3.2%

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