This is fantastic. I love pesto with fresh basil from the garden in the summer, but I hesitate to make it out of season in the winter, especially with basil so expensive at the store. This is an excellent winter option. I used pine nuts and manchego, instead of walnuts and parmesan. Delicious.
Swiss Chard Pesto Pasta
Sarita82 Posted: 03/09/11
ewarnock Posted: 11/26/12
Was so disappointed!!!! I'm a huge pesto fan, a huge chard fan, so I thought this would be amazing. Walnuts are bitter, putting with a bitter green is just too bitter! You couldn't taste anything other than bitter disappointment.
janicef2009 Posted: 03/24/14
We really enjoyed this. A different take on pesto and a great way to use the Swiss Chard in our garden right now. I doubled the recipe (2 C of chard hardly made a dent in my crop) and used a pound of pasta. Also recommend using some of the pasta water when mixing the pesto and the pasta. We'll make this again.