If you have a big bunch of chard from the farmers market or a CSA box, this healthy, easy 30-minute dinner is a great way to use it up.

Source: Midwest Living


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  • In a large pot, cook pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions; drain, reserving 3/4 cup pasta cooking water. Return pasta to pot; cover to keep warm.

  • Meanwhile, in a very large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add Swiss chard stems, garlic and salt. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water until smooth. Bring to a simmer. Add cooked pasta, chard leaves, basil and vinegar to sauce; stir to combine. If desired, stir in up to 1/4 cup additional cooking liquid to reach desired consistency. Season with black pepper. Divide among serving dishes. Sprinkle with cheese and additional pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; total fat 14g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 8g; cholesterol 7mg; sodium 856mg; potassium 558mg; carbohydrates 48g; fiber 4g; sugar 4g; protein 13g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 5519IU; vitamin c 28mg; thiamin 1mg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 5mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 149mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 191mg; iron 4mg.