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Swiss Chard Sauce for Pasta

This recipe is courtesy of Sue Meredith Cleveland
  Olive oil 6 Tablespoon
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), chopped
  Bermuda onion 1 , diced
  Chopped swiss chard 2 Cup (32 tbs), sliced (Stalks And All Celery)
  Ripe tomato 1 Large, cut in to chunks
  Red pepper flakes 1 Pinch
  Parmesan 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shaved
  Pasta 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Homemade Or Any Desired Store-Bought Kind)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Sauté the onion in the olive oil until it is transparent. Add the red pepper flakes and coat them in oil. Stir in the Swiss chard stalks and celery, sautéing for about three minutes. Now stir in the garlic and Swiss chard leaves and coat these well with the juices. Stir in the chunks of tomatoes. Let these cook for about three minutes, keeping them red and mostly intact. Before you drain all the hot pasta water, stir in a few tablespoons of it into your sauce. This adds a bit of starch and thickens the sauce. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over pasta sprinkled with shaved parmesan cheese! This dish is delicious served hot or cold.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
In the summer, my gardens become a happy extension of our kitchen, the heart of our home. The rainbow flowerbeds feed our soul, while our appetites are fed with the dew-kissed produce from the vegetable garden. Fresh, sweet aromas lace in and around the herbs, and the edible pansies and nasturtiums. The distinct scent of basil, mint and chives helps me teach my granddaughters one more way to identify plants, which they do! Their small noses sniff parsley, snap peas and Swiss chard. It is the Swiss chard that makes them giggle. As I hand each girl a leaf, they hold tightly to the neon pink stalks, remembering the time rain finally blessed our Colorado valley and they ran towards the kitchen carrying their Swiss chard like umbrellas.
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1378 Calories from Fat 930

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 105 g161.7%

Saturated Fat 20.7 g103.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 34 mg11.3%

Sodium 1374.8 mg57.3%

Total Carbohydrates 79 g26.5%

Dietary Fiber 7.4 g29.8%

Sugars 13.4 g

Protein 32 g64.4%

Vitamin A 123% Vitamin C 92.9%

Calcium 70.2% Iron 25.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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