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; 14 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 856 mg sodium. 558 mg potassium; 48 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 13 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 5519 IU vitamin a; 28 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 5 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 149 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 191 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;