Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ziti with Chard

This quick pasta dish was a great way to use up leftovers in my kitchen!

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 8 cups chopped Swiss chard and 4 minced garlic cloves; saute for 2 minutes.

Note: although I know the chard is supposed to wilt down in those two minutes, I'm worried mine wilted a little too much - I had actually chopped it and frozen it in advance, so by the time I added it to the skillet tonight, it was already fairly wilted down - alas!

After sauteeing, combine the chard mixture in a large bowl with 4 cups cooked ziti pasta, 2 cups halved grape tomatoes, 1/4 cup chopped and pitted kalamata olives, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. black pepper; toss to combine, then sprinkle 1/4 cup shaved vegan cheese in place of Romano over the top - I used the vegan mozzarella from Galaxy Foods.

Divide into 4 equal servings of about 2 cups and 340 calories each.

grape tomatoes $2.99

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance