Fresh & Healthy Summer Vegetable Pasta Recipe – Perfect for Your Seasonal Dinner Table

Hi, my lovely readers! I just have to share a recipe I whipped up the other day that turned out to be a real winner: my homemade Summer Vegetable Pasta. It was so flavorful and bursting with fresh summer veggies, I just knew I had to share it with you. So here we go, let’s recreate this summer magic in your kitchens!

 

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Summer Vegetable Pasta

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Fresh, light, and healthy side to a summer meal.

  • Author: Jeannie Jacobs
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups of pasta (I used penne, but feel free to use your favorite)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1.          Pasta First: I kicked things off by cooking the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.

2.       Sauté Time: While the pasta was cooking, I heated the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. I tossed in the zucchini, yellow squash, and bell pepper slices, cooking until they started to soften.

3.       More Goodness: Next, I added the cherry tomatoes and the minced garlic to the pan, letting everything cook until the tomatoes began to burst. The aroma was just incredible!

4.       Bring It Together: Once my pasta was perfectly al dente and drained, I added it to the pan of beautifully sautéed veggies.

5.       Toss It Up: Then came the fun part – tossing everything together! I sprinkled in the fresh basil and parmesan cheese and gave everything a good mix. The basil’s freshness paired beautifully with the savory parmesan.

6.       Season and Serve: Finally, I seasoned my creation with salt and pepper, gave it one final stir, and there it was, my perfect Summer Vegetable Pasta, ready to be devoured!

Notes

Grilling the vegetables on a grill adds an extra summer flavor, especially if you use wood chips.

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Seriously, guys, this dish was the taste of summer I needed. It was light, fresh, and so flavorful – the perfect meal for a warm summer evening. I’m already excited to make it again. I hope you’ll try it out too, and when you do, please let me know how it turned out. Enjoy every bite!

 

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