Yellow Squash Pasta with Chard-Hemp Pesto
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Yellow-Squash Pasta with Chard-Hemp Pesto

Bursting with vibrant, fresh flavor, this dish is a taste of summer. 

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Yellow Squash Pasta with Chard-Hemp Pesto

Yellow-Squash Pasta with Chard-Hemp Pesto

The combination of Swiss chard, basil and hemp seeds is an antioxidant powerhouse, and the pesto yields almost 2 cups. Freeze, or store extra in the fridge for up to one week.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hemp seeds, pasta, pesto, swiss chard, yellow squash
Servings: 4
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Genevieve Doll


  • Food processor


  • 1 large bunch Swiss chard stems removed and leaves roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup lightly packed basil leaves
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 medium garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow squash


  • In a food processor, add Swiss chard, basil, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, lemon juice, garlic and salt.
  • Blend, and slowly drizzle in olive oil, until consistency is slightly chunky but well combined. Pause, and scrape down sides of processor with a spatula as needed.
  • Slice top and bottom off squash. Using a spiralizer, slice into “noodles.” Trim long noodles with scissors.
  • Toss pasta with ½ cup pesto. Add more pesto to taste.



Calories: 328kcal
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