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Herby Chard Pesto Pasta Salad

Herbs + greens + pesto speak loudly in this pasta recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Author Kath Younger


  • Whole wheat penne about a cup, dry
  • Lots of swiss chard a whole salad spinner full
  • 1 whole tomato chopped
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 2 tbsp of sour cream to make it more saucy, and because I had some leftover. Optional.
  • Lots and lots of fresh herbs! I used fresh rosemary basil, dill, mint and oregano. About 1/3 a cup total once chopped


  • Cook pasta according to package
  • Place chard in a big pot along with 2 tbsp water and put on lid. Allow to steam for 3-5 minutes
  • Chop herbs + tomato
  • Drain pasta and herbs, if watery
  • Combine everything into large pot and add pesto, tomato and sour cream.
  • Toss together and serve!