Pasta with Sauteed Swiss Chard

From Jeanette's Healthy Living

You can substitute any fresh greens from the local farmer's market. For a gluten/dairy free (and vegan) version of this dish, simply use gluten-free pasta and substitute nutritional yeast for the Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch swiss chard or other greens
  • 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

Directions:

  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.