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Arugula Caraway Pesto Pasta

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Makes 4 servings.

This meatless pasta dish is full of flavor from the quick pesto prepared with arugula, parsley, almonds and Parmesan cheese. Red Swiss chard adds color, texture and nourishment.

Ingredients

  1 cup arugula leaves

  1 cup fresh parsley leaves

  1/2 cup olive oil

  1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds

  1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  2 cloves garlic

  1 Tbs McCormick® Gourmet Collection Caraway Seed

  8 oz periatelli pasta or thick spaghetti

  2 cups thinly sliced red Swiss chard (cut crosswise into thin strips)

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Directions

Place arugula, parsley, oil, almonds, Parmesan cheese, garlic and caraway seed in bowl of food processor; cover. Process until smooth. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Return pasta to saucepot.

Stir Swiss chard into pasta on low heat until greens are wilted. Add pesto; toss to coat well, adding small amounts of reserved cooking water until desired consistency. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired