Penne With Red Lentils and Chard
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.
Make this dish with quick-cooking spinach or arugula for a change. The arugula adds a nice peppery bite.
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