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Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans

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    If you celebrate Meatless Monday, follow a vegetarian diet or simply want to save money and calories by eating less meat, my Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans is for you!

    Feel free to experiment with various leafy greens such as spinach or kale. No cannelini beans? Navy or chick peas would work perfectly. The options are endless.

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    Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans

    Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans

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    If you follow a vegetarian diet or simply want to save money and calories by eating less meat, my Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans is for you!
    PREP: 20 mins
    COOK: 15 mins
    TOTAL: 35 mins
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 8 oz whole wheat pasta
    • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 bunch swiss chard (stems removed and finely chopped keep stems!)
    • 1 pinch kosher salt
    • ½ tsp chili flakes (optional)
    • 2 cloves garlic (grated with microplane)
    • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
    • 15 oz can cannelini beans (drained and rinsed)
    • fresh parsley and basil (optional)
    • parmesan cheese to serve

    Instructions
     

    • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Note: For al dente pasta, cook one minute less than package suggests.)
    • Reserve 1/2 c starchy cooking liquid before straining pasta; set pasta aside. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in the same pot you cooked the pasta over medium-high heat.
    • Add Swiss chard stems and a good pinch of salt.
    • Saute for 5-7 minutes until stems start to soften.
    • Add in roughly chopped Swiss chard leaves and reserved cooking liquid.
    • Put cover on the pan and let steam to wilt about 2-3 minutes.
    • Stir in chili flakes, garlic, tomatoes and beans. Cook for 5 minutes to warm through.
    • Toss in reserved pasta. Serve with fresh parsley, basil and parmesan cheese.

    Notes

    Excellent source of Vitamins A and C, good source Iron and Calcium

    Nutrition

    Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 65.3gProtein: 14.2gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 0mgFiber: 15g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    4 Comments

    1. I’m nine years late, but so happy I found this recipe. Delicious. I just added a shallot and upped the garlic. Thank you and thank Google. :)

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