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.
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
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.