Meatless Monday Recipes: Swiss Chard and Ricotta Pasta courtesy of inSHAPE

Chard is a hearty stalk that makes its way onto our plates in early summer, and we dig its flavor and nutrient profile. Paired with whole wheat orecchiette pasta and creamy ricotta, the dish pleases everyone. Just make sure that you make a ton of it to save for leftovers!

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Chard is a hearty stalk that makes its way onto our plates in early summer, and we dig its flavor and nutrient profile. Paired with whole wheat orecchiette pasta and creamy ricotta, the dish pleases everyone. Just make sure that you make a ton of it to save for leftovers!

swiss-chard-ricotta-pasta

 

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • rind of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 cups swiss chard, any color, cut in 3-4 inch pieces, well washed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of orchiette (serves 3-4 people)

Preparation

In a small bowl, mix together, the ricotta and parmesan cheeses, the lemon rind. Add  salt and pepper to taste.

In a skillet over high heat, drizzle olive oil and saute onions and garlic. Add chard, lower to medium heat, and mix well for about 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover and allow chard to steam cook (about 3-5 minutes).

Prepare pasta as directed. Drain and fold cheese mixture into pasta, Add veggies and serve.

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