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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!