Swiss Chard Lemon Pasta

Swiss Chard Lemon Pasta
Staff Writer
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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4
Servings
236
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
47µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
39µg
43%
Calcium, Ca
34mg
3%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
27mg
4%
Sodium, Na
668mg
45%
Water
52g
2%

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.