Lemon Garlic Soba Noodles w/ Swiss Chard

By Jacquilyn in the Kitchen
February 16, 2015
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Author Notes: Healthy comfort food! Soba noodles are an exciting change from regular pasta and they add so much flavor to the dish. Jacquilyn in the Kitchen

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces soba noodles
  • 2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pinch each of salt and black pepper
  • 3/4 cup sweet grape tomatoes, washed and quartered
  • 3-4 large leaves of red swiss chard,washed, destemmed and sliced into thin strips

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook soba according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine olive oil, oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. In a large saute pan, heat 1 spoonful of the olive mixture over medium heat for 1 minute. Next add the tomatoes and let cook for about 3 minutes, until the tomatoes begin to break down. Add the remaining olive mixture and swiss chard, cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add soba to the sauce, mix well and heat for an additional minute, then serve.

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