Sunday, July 8, 2012

Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Pasta

The CSA box is back!  It's been dry here...and I think that greens have been growing well.  The box this week had lettuce, chard and kale (in addition to some other things), so we will be getting our nutrients from greens in the next few days.  That's good because we have been getting a lot of grilled meat in our bodies this summer (along with lots of fresh fruit...but still....quite a few burgers...).

I have seen similar recipes in the past, so this seemed like just the thing to make with the CSA ingredients.
1/2 lb pasta
1 T olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
large bunch of Swiss chard with large stems removed, cut into slivers
goat cheese
golden raisins
pumpkin seeds
salt and pepper
Cook pasta according to package directions saving 1/2 c or so of the cooking water.

Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until softened.  Add the chard and cook until it reduces.
Stir chard mixture with pasta adding some of the drained pasta liquid to make it a smooth consistency.  I think I used 1/4 c or so.
Add crumbled goat cheese, raisins, pumpkin seeds and salt and pepper to taste.

Hoping that this was a good pre-race meal for Eleanor...swimming...and more swimming on the schedule.  Along with some bicycle rides for Paul and a couple runs for me.  We're dividing ourselves and doing a tri, I guess!
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