Pasta with Sauteed Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard (also known as silverbeet) is one of the first summer vegetables that I look forward to seeing in my CSA box the most. I especially like Rainbow Chard because of the beautiful stems. My mom used to sauté swiss chard as a side dish for dinner, which is still one of my favorite ways to prepare this green leafy vegetable.
However, over the past several years, I’ve learned how versatile Swiss chard truly is. In fact, one of my favorite ways to use Swiss chard is now in this Garlic Scape, Swiss Chard and Cilantro Pesto. Garlic cloves easily substitute for garlic scape in this recipe (I use 5-6 cloves of garlic). I’ve made this pesto throughout the last two summers and absolutely love it since it is a great way to get my kids to eat this nutritious green vegetable without any fuss.