Swiss Chard Pesto

Easy and prolific grower, a gardener’s staple.    Swiss chard is fresh and in abundance during this time of the year! I tend to turn to the same smoothie, sautes (usually over pasta) and salads, but I was ready for a new take on swiss chard. And so... the swiss chard pesto was born, a quick and easy food processed way to add greens to your pasta:   Ingredients:   · 3 cups swiss chard (tightly packed), washed and pulled off stem  · 3 cloves garlic  · 1/2 cup walnuts  · 1/4 tsp salt  · 1/4 tsp pepper   Directions:   Blend ingredients in food processor until smooth. Yields about 1 & 1/3 cup pesto.  Boil 3 cups (dry) pasta - for gluten free, I used brown rice pasta. After cooked, mix pesto and pasta.   Optional garnishes: For some spice, try crushed red pepper flakes, and add nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese to add a little "cheese" flavor.

Easy and prolific grower, a gardener’s staple.

Swiss chard is fresh and in abundance during this time of the year! I tend to turn to the same smoothie, sautes (usually over pasta) and salads, but I was ready for a new take on swiss chard. And so... the swiss chard pesto was born, a quick and easy food processed way to add greens to your pasta:

Ingredients:

· 3 cups swiss chard (tightly packed), washed and pulled off stem

· 3 cloves garlic

· 1/2 cup walnuts

· 1/4 tsp salt

· 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

Blend ingredients in food processor until smooth. Yields about 1 & 1/3 cup pesto.

Boil 3 cups (dry) pasta - for gluten free, I used brown rice pasta. After cooked, mix pesto and pasta.

Optional garnishes: For some spice, try crushed red pepper flakes, and add nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese to add a little "cheese" flavor.