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Arugula Caraway Pesto Pasta


Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Makes 4 servings.

This meatless pasta dish is full of flavor from the quick pesto prepared with arugula, parsley, almonds and Parmesan cheese. Red Swiss chard adds color, texture and nourishment. Test Kitchen Tip: Crush caraway seed with mortar and pestle.


1 cup arugula leaves

1 cup fresh parsley leaves

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 cloves garlic

1 Tbs McCormick® Caraway Seed

8 oz periatelli pasta or thick spaghetti

2 cups thinly sliced red Swiss chard (cut crosswise into thin strips)


Place arugula, parsley, oil, almonds, Parmesan cheese, garlic and caraway seed in bowl of food processor; cover. Process until smooth. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Return pasta to saucepot.

Stir Swiss chard into pasta on low heat until greens are wilted. Add pesto; toss to coat well, adding small amounts of reserved cooking water until desired consistency. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired