Monday, June 24, 2013

Pasta with Swiss Chard and Garlic

One of the challenges of making something for dinner is that, if you don't have anything in the fridge, you have to wait in line at a supermarket, grocery store, or bodega on your way home from work. No thanks.

Fortunately, this time of year, there's a ton of farmer's markets where you can just grab one or two ingredients in a minute, then go home and make dinner.

Swiss chard is in season right now, and can be used in a ton of dishes. Taste-wise, it's somewhere between spinach and collard greens, and has a slightly bitter taste. With their red, orange, and yellow stalks, they also look great. It's also packed with vitamins, and cooks quickly. In fact, you can make this dish in the time it takes to boil the water for the pasta.