Mediterranean Pasta with Greens Recipe -
Mediterranean Pasta with Greens Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Mediterranean Pasta with Greens

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"A delicious blend of greens, olives, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes tossed with pasta. Delicious and satisfying."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in pasta, cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. Place chard in a microwave safe bowl. Fill bowl about 1/2 full with water. Cook on High in the microwave 5 minutes, until limp; drain.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, green olives, and garlic. Mix in the chard. Cook and stir until tender. Toss with pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 24, 2007

This was a yummy pasta dish, but next time I will do a few things differently. Next time, I will remove the chard stems all the way up into the leaves and not just chop off the bottom parts - this was my very first chard cooking experience, so this may have been a novice mistake. The pieces were huge! Also, if I am unable to find pre-pitted olives, I'm just not going to make this. I greatly underestimated the work involved in pitting so many olives.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 19, 2009

These ingredients are great, but the end result was a bit dry. Next time, in lieu of sundried tomatoes, I might instead halve Roma tomatoes, roast them with olive oil and some spices like oregano and crushed red pepper, and then add these to the pasta, with half the tomatoes mashed up with their juices, to add some light sauciness to this.

Jun 28, 2007

This was wonderful! I made it with whole wheat spiral pasta and added a 1/4 cup of feta which was a great addition. I also used dehydrated sun-dried tomatoe rather than oil packed. I soaked the dried tomatoes in warm water with a few drops of oil for about a 1/2 hour. Worked great. This recipe will definitely be coming out for company!

Jul 09, 2009

I made this with chopped black olives instead of kalmata, and spinach instead of chard (i'm but a poor college student), and it was UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS!!!!

Jun 02, 2007

Since my family isn't wild about olives, I omitted the olives and increased the sun-dried tomatoes to 3/4 cup. I also topped with some fresh chopped oregano. Delicious!

Jun 29, 2007

I had some Swiss Chard from my local farmers market and needed to fix dinner, so I found this recipe. It was delicious! Swiss chard is rather strong so the other strong flavors in this recipe balance it out nicely and make a really nice combination.

Mar 24, 2012

Very good recipe and very easy to throw together. I used Kale instead of chard, but this is a personal preference. I didn't cook the kale first in water. I just added it to the skillet with the Garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and kalamata olives. I added a little of the pasta cooking water and let the kale steam a bit. I also added a can of quartered artichoke hearts with the pasta. The flavor was excellent. Finished with a sprinkle of Pecorino Romano, Yummy!

Nov 26, 2011

This stuff is fabulous! It is super easy, few ingredients, uses Swiss chard...what more can you want. I actually made it with spinach because that was what was still growing in my garden. I omitted the step of steaming the greens in the microwave since spinach is faster cooking. I used some dried cherry tomatoes that I had preserved this summer, and just added extra olive oil. I threw in a few black olives because they were in my fridge. I added a bit of cooked chicken to make it a meal. Wow. I made this two times in 3 days! The second time I added a couple tablespoons of pesto. I found it is equally good warm, room temperature, or cold.


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.6 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 467 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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