Garlicky Red Chard Spaghetti

Sally K / 2017-05-03 @ 01:40 PM /

Garlicky Red Chard Spaghetti

This easy stove-top vegan recipe is a great way to serve fresh chard straight out of the garden.

Serves 2-3.

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz uncooked spaghetti noodles
  • 1 large bunch red chard
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced in half-circles
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 Kalamata olives (or your favorite type) sliced
  • 1/8 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp red chili pepper flakes
  • dash black pepper

Directions:

  1. Chop the red chard, removing any tough stems.
  2. In large pot of boiling salted water, add the spaghetti and bring back to boil, stirring well. Cook 8 minutes, or according to package directions for al dente.
  3. Use tongs to remove spaghetti to a holding bowl, leaving boiling water in pot.
  4. Add red chard to boiling water and boil 2 minutes, or until just tender.
  5. Reserve half a cup of the pasta water, then drain chard. Set aside.
  6. In a large, heavy skillet over medium low, warm the olive oil.
  7. Add onion, and cook about 8 minutes, stirring constantly until caramelized. Add garlic and sauté another minute.
  8. Add the reserved pasta water, the spaghetti, chard, olives, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Stir and cook a minute or two, until warmed through. Serve hot.
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