Linguine with Lentils

A savory meal with Swiss chard, lentils and pasta.

Author:Inspired by Sunset Complete Vegetarian Cookbook, pg.67
Yield:6 servings
Prep time: 00:15
Cook time: 00:30
Category:Main Courses


2 cups vegetable broth
1 cups lentils, rinsed and drained
1 tsp. cumin seeds
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. Swiss chard, coarse stems removed
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
12 oz. linguine pasta, 1/4" strips (454 g)
1 cups vegetable broth
6 oz. Neufchâtel cheese, diced


  1. Bring 2 cups of the broth to a boil over high heat. Add lentils and cumin. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender to bite, about 30 minutes. Drain, if necessary. Transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cut chard stems and leaves crosswise into ¼" strips, keeping stems and leaves separate.
  3. In a large sauce pan, combine chard stems, oil, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes in pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until onion is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add chard leaves; cook, stirring, until limp (about 3 minutes).
  5. Add lentils and remaining 1 cup broth; cook just until hot (about 3 more minutes). Set aside and keep warm.
  6. Bring 3 quarts water to a boil. Add pasta and cook just until tender to bite, about 7 minutes. Drain well and place in a warm wide bowl.
  7. Add lentil mixture and *cheese* to pasta; mix lightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Nutrition Facts

6 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 777mg32%
Total Carbohydrate 69g23%
Dietary Fiber
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 21g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.