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Linguini with Swiss Chard

Ready in 20 minutes, Linguini with Swiss Chard is an economical, quick-to-fix meal, filled with flavorful foods that deliver health benefits galore!

  • Author: Judy
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stove
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Italian


  • 1/2 pound linguini, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 2-ounce tin anchovies
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 2 10-ounce bags greens (kale, Swiss chard, spinach)
  • 1/2 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted


  • Pasta: Cook the pasta according to package directions. When pasta is almost done, still a little firm, scoop a cup of pasta water, then drain pasta.
  • Vegetables: Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. In about 2 minutes add anchovies and capers, cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up anchovies. Add garlic and red chile flakes, cook 2 minutes, stirring so that garlic does not burn. Add lemon zest, greens and ½ cup pasta water. As they cook, the greens will shrink. Stir to combine ingredients. Remove garlic cloves. Add cooked pasta. Stir to mix together. Squeeze lemon juice over top. Sprinkle pine nuts.


Think of this as pasta with greens. Swiss chard, spinach, kale, mustard or collard greens all work. Some can be tougher than others so may take a little longer to cook.


Keywords: vegetarian pasta, green vegetables