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Swiss Chard Lemon Pasta

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This recipe is compliments of Amie Valpone, Editor-in-Chief of The Healthy Apple, LLC

This simple Swiss chard pasta dish calls for summer oranges, fresh scallions n’ cilantro all bundled together with fresh Swiss chard and gluten-free pasta.
Prep time:  4 mins
Cook time:  10 mins
Total time:  14 mins
Serves: 4
Gluten-Free and Vegan


  • 1 cup Heartland Gluten-Free Penne Pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 head Swiss chard, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • ½ cup kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper


  1. Cook penne according to package directions. Remove from heat; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook Swiss chard in olive oil over medium heat until wilted, approximately 4 minutes. Remove from heat; transfer to a large serving bowl. Add cooked penne, olives, cilantro, scallions, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, smoked paprika, sea salt and pepper; gently toss to combine.
  3. Serve warm.
Nutritional Information:
Serving Size: 1 c Calories: 148.5 cal • Fat: 7.9 g • Protein: 2.8 g • Carb: 17.3 g • Fiber: 2.7 g • Sugar: 1.3 g • Sodium: 516.6 mg

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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