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Greek Whole Wheat Pasta

8 Sep

I’ve been making this dish for years. My roommate and I used to make it at least once a week in college. Its so simple and cheap to make but so tasty.  Greek salads have always been one of my favorite things – I just love the combination of the crisp lettuce with soft feta cheese and salty-meaty kalamata olives. This pasta recipe has the same taste of a Greek salad but uses whole wheat pasta and swiss chard for some green and a slight spice.

Greek Whole Wheat Pasta

Ingredients

3/4-1lb Whole wheat pasta (shape of your choice)

5 large tomatoes, diced

1 large bunch swiss chard, roughly chopped

1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1/2 cup kalamata olives (you can leave them whole or chop them up)

olive oil

white cooking wine

1-2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cook the pasta.  While it is cooking, heat 1-2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet. Add the tomatoes, swiss chard, and garlic and cook on Medium-High for 2 minutes. Add a couple tablespoons of white wine to the skillet, then reduce the temperature.  Allow the swiss chard and tomatoes to cook about 5 minutes, until tender but not soggy.  Drain the pasta, then mix it into the skillet. Sprinkle the olives and feta, mix a couple more times, season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and enjoy with a loaf of warm crusty sesame bread and simple salad.