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Lemon Pesto Pasta with Swiss Chard

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 2 people


  • 6 tomatoes on the vine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 350 g spaghetti pasta
  • 2 cups Swiss chard

For the homemade lemon pesto sauce

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 handful chives
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 200C | Gas mark 6.
  • Make the pesto sauce by placing all of the pesto ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth, taste and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Coat the tomatoes in a tablespoon of olive oil, place on a baking sheet and place in the oven 8-12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the instructions in the pack.
  • Once cooked, drain the spaghetti and transfer into a large mixing bowl. Toss the cooked spaghetti with the pesto and chard until evenly coated, then stir in the tomatoes.
  • Serve warm or cold!