Katie’s Quick Green Sauce for Pasta

Stop by and check out our very cool Swiss Chard planters or grow your own! Easy to grow, these rainbow stemmed Swiss Chard plants are a delight to grow and eat. The plants will go on producing colourful stems of leafy greens until the snow flies. Keep close to the kitchen door and harvest select stems all season long. We also have various other veggie and herb planters, but the Swiss Chard is definitely the prettiest! Need a recipe idea? Try this one – my kids love it and it can be easily prepared quickly for a week night dinner…

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Swiss Chard
  • 1 bunch any other greens
    – watercress, parsley or other
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh tomatoes
  • Toasted walnuts or pine nuts

Directions

  1. Rinse the Swiss chard and other greens well. Shake off any excess water and chop coarsely.
  2. Saute the garlic in the oil for a minute until soft and golden. Add the damp greens and saute until they are wilted but still bright green. Sprinkle with pepper and nutmeg and remove from the heat.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree the cooked greens with the ricotta cheese until smooth and evenly coloured.
  4. Toss fresh cooked pasta with the green sauce. Top with Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and toasted walnuts or pine nuts. Enjoy and feel good about eating your greens!

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