Pesto Linguine

A new generation of Swiss chard, Bright Lights is a vegetable that really proves the saying, ‘We eat with our eyes!’ Its stems are any of a variety of colors from gold and white to orange, pink, and red, and give everything from our salads to pasta dishes a whole new look. Wait ’til you see how it transforms itself in this delicious pesto!


Pesto Linguine

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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Kid-Friendly, Pasta


  • 2 cups swiss chard Bright Lights, chopped and lightly packed
  • 1 lb linguine
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes reconstituted, cut into strips


  • Cook the linguine according to the package directions; drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine all the remaining ingredients except the sun-dried tomatoes; blend until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, toss the linguine with the pesto sauce and sun-dried tomatoes. Serve immediately.


Pesto Linguine


Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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