Penne With Silverbeet ( Swiss Chard) and Garlic

Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a very simple and delicious vegetarian recipe (if cheese is left out).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse and drain separately the Silverbeet stems and leaves.
  2. In a large heavy skillet cook the red pepper flakes and the garlic in the oil over moderate heat, stirring, until the garlic is pale golden.
  3. Add the stems and 1/4 cup of the water, and cook the mixture, covered, for 5 minutes, or until the stems are just tender.
  4. Add the leaves with the remaining 1/4 cup water and salt and pepper to taste and cook the mixture, covered, for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes and cook the mixture, covered, for 3 minutes, or until the leaves are tender.
  6. While the silverbeet is cooking, in a kettle of salted boiling water boil the penne until it is al dente and drain it in a colander.
  7. In a large bowl toss the penne with the silverbeet mixture and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan and serve it with the additional Parmesan.

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