I know I sound repetitive at this point, but I seriously love having a garden and one that provides so much veg! Especially the zucchini, I am drowning in it! I basically have Zoodles everyday! Not complaining!The one we found yesterday morning was HUMONGOUS!!! I weighed it...3.1 lbs!!! It's almost as big as Fifi!!!
Stay tuned, because we are beginning our Fall garden plans!
Back to the chard:We have been enjoying swiss chard all summer from veggie wraps, salads, and I want to share with you this pasta recipe we have been enjoying.
I love spinach pesto, and I thought "Why not swiss chard?" Toss it with some pasta, cherry tomatoes, and some turkey kielbasa! Perfect summer pasta right there.
For the pesto:
1 cup of chopped Swiss Chard
3 tbs chopped basil leaves
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper
¼ cup of walnuts
Juice of 1 lemon
zest of 1 lemon
3 tbs parmesan
1 box of your favorite pasta
Turkey Kielbasa ( I used Jennieos )
15 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
In a food processor, combine all the pesto ingredients and pulse until thoroughly blended
Prepare pasta according to box instructions
Saute turkey kielbasa in skillet for 5-6 minutes
Top with more parmesan!
Toss pasta with pesto, kielbasa, and cherry tomatoes and serve!
What a great way to use up your chard from the garden!
Great idea for the Swiss chard and a nice problem to have...too much zucchini!
Yum! I love pesto. This looks awesome! And with tomatoes in season, I'm sure some roasted cherry tomatoes would be delicious!
Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com says
I need to play with swiss chard. I've never cooked with it. I think a pesto is a good start. Thanks for the idea!
Valerie Gray (@valmg) says
My hubby enjoys pesto. I think he would love this one!
Nutmeg Nanny says
In the summer zucchini is the gift that keeps giving. Shred it up and freeze it. That way in the middle of winter you can have zucchini chocolate cake...yum!
The Food Hunter says
I love making pestos from my garden
A Family Feast (@AFamilyFeast) says
I can totally relate to your zucchini issue...our garden is going crazy this year! This look delicious - never thought to use swiss chard (which we are also growing) as a pesto. Great idea!
Paula - bell'alimento says
I'd love to dig into that plate o pasta.
[email protected] Mom says
I love Swiss Chard but never made it into pesto, great idea!
Coleen (@TheRedheadBaker) says
I've never actually tried swiss chard. I've seen it at my local farmers market, but never bought it. Maybe I'll pick some up and try out this recipe!
I'm jealous of your garden! I want one - maybe next year! Love the pasta dish - so great for summer.
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
I just wish I had this to eat right now.
Samantha Seeley says
Yesss!!! I'm cracking up at our similar recipe names today. You rock! I love the swiss chard and kielbasa in this!
[email protected] says
Haha I know! I guess great minds think alike! 😉