Light and Easy Pasta
Looking for a tasty, healthy and easy dinner? This simple dinner comes together in a flash. This meatless meal will soothe your craving for Italian-style pasta but won't weigh you down!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 onions thinly sliced
- 2 bunches of Swiss Chard trimmed and chopped (about 4 cups)
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 14.5oz cans diced tomatoes with juices
- ¼ cup pitted and chopped black olives
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- ¼ cup dry white wine
- ¼ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
- 8 ounces gluten-free pasta quinoa or brown-rice pasta
Heat oil in heavy large frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, sauté until tender.
Add chard and sauté until it wilts.
Stir in tomatoes with their juices, wine and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer until the tomatoes begin to break down and the chard is very tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender. Drain the pasta.
Transfer the pasta to serving bowls. Top the pasta with the sauce mixture, olives and pine nuts (I toasted the pine nuts for extra flavor.) Enjoy!