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Penne with Red Lentils and Chard Recipe

What You'll Need


4 cups vegetable stock

1 cup red lentils

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp dried thyme

12 oz whole grain penne

1 large bunch chard

sea salt and black pepper to taste


How to Make It


1 Combine the vegetable stock, red lentils, garlic, and thyme in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the lentils for 20 minutes or until they are tender.

2 While the lentils are cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the penne. Cook according to package instructions. Drain and set aside while you finish the sauce.

3 When the lentils are tender, add the chard and cook for another 5 minutes.

4 Add the cooked pasta to the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cooking Tips

Make this dish with quick-cooking spinach or arugula for a change. The arugula adds a nice peppery bite.

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