Try this alkaline-forming vegan dish with a touch of lemon, on top of some swiss chard with pasta.

Lemon Swiss Chard Pasta [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



  • 1 cup gluten-free pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 head rainbow Swiss chard, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package. Remove from heat; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook chard in oil over medium heat until wilted, approximately 4 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; transfer to a large serving bowl.
  4. Add cooked penne, olives, cilantro, scallions, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, chili powder, chia seeds, sea salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  5. Serve warm.