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Middle Eastern Pasta with Gremolata


Treat your family to genuine Middle Eastern flavor with this tomato-and-olive pasta dish enhanced by gremolata, which is a mixture of chopped oregano, parsley, garlic, and lemon zest. Similar to pesto, it adds great flavor to everything you try it with.


Prepare the Pasta

1. Combine all gremolata ingredients and set aside.
2. Heat olive oil in a wide pot or large frying pan. Add the cherry tomatoes and jalapeno pepper, if desired, and sauté for three minutes. Add the basil, Swiss chard, and olives, and stir over high heat for two minutes. Add the wine and cook for another half a minute. Remove from heat.
3. Add the prepared pasta and mix everything together.
4. Sprinkle the gremolata on top, mix, and serve.


This dish is great fresh, but can be prepared in advance and refrigerated in a closed container for up to 24 hours.



Photography: Daniel Lailah.

Food Styling: Amit Farber.