There is nothing better than letting the Saturday morning farmers market inspire you. At this time of year, you may be seeing a surplus of vibrant rainbow Swiss chard during your grocery hauls. Simply sauté up some of the colorful chard with garlic scapes and fresh basil for a healthy, flavorful pasta dish!

Rainbow Chard and Garlic Scape Fettuccine [Vegan, Gluten-Free]





  • 1 large bunch rainbow Swiss chard, the very ends trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 garlic scapes
  • Olive oil
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Spinach fettuccine or your favorite pasta
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves


  1. Slice the stalks of the Swiss chard into 1/2-inch bite-sized pieces. Roughly chop the Swiss chard leaves. Finely chop the garlic. Slice the garlic scapes into 1/4-inch pieces.
  2. In a large saute pan, drizzle a small amount of olive oil. Over medium-high heat, sauté the Swiss chard, garlic, and scapes. Sprinkle with a bit of salt.
  3. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Cook 2 servings of pasta for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and reserve 1/4 cup or less of cooking water. Set aside.
  4. Once the veggies are cooked to your liking, transfer the pasta to the sauté pan, toss the pasta and veggies together adding a bit of the reserved cooking water if needed.
  5. Transfer pasta to 2 plates or bowls, top with basil, and sprinkle with a healthy pinch of flaky salt.