Arugula-Caraway Pesto Pasta

This meatless pasta dish is full of flavor from the quick pesto prepared with arugula, parsley, almonds and Parmesan cheese. Red Swiss chard adds color, texture and nourishment. Photo credit: Joanne Bruno from Eats Well with Others.

Serves: 4
15 mins Prep time 15 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
15 mins Cook time
  • Place arugula, parsley, oil, almonds, Parmesan cheese, garlic and caraway seed in bowl of food processor; cover. Process until smooth. Set aside

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Return pasta to saucepot

  • Stir Swiss chard into pasta on low heat until greens are wilted. Add pesto; toss to coat well, adding small amounts of reserved cooking water until desired consistency

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip:
•Crush caraway seed with mortar and pestle. Or, place caraway seed in large resealable plastic bag. Close tightly. Pound with a rolling pin, mallet or heavy skillet until crushed.

•Serve with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 546Calories: 546Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Sodium: 179mgProtein: 13g
  • Total Fat: 34gFiber: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 47g