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Pasta with Sauteed Swiss Chard

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jeanette

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch swiss chard or other leafy green vegetable
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small shallots thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon capers rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 pound whole grain pasta or gluten-free pasta cooked al dente
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast dairy-free/vegan option
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Trim tough ends of swiss chard. Slice stems and leaves into thin strips.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan and add sliced swiss chard stems and shallots.
  3. Saute until shallots are softened, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and capers, and saute another minute. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  5. Toss cooked pasta with sauteed swiss chard and a little extra virgin olive oil to loosen up the pasta.
  6. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper as desired.