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Is There a Perfect Summer Pasta?


During summer months the farmer’s market is loaded with seasonal produce giving pasta the opportunity to really shine. The versatility and simplicity of pasta makes it a favorite dinner option. All you must do is boil it, put whatever is available and you are ready with stress-free and satisfying supper within a short time.


There is hardly anyone who does not like pasta. In summer, pasta becomes the right base for highlighting fresh vegetables available in the market. There is a vast range of options to select from when it comes to making pasta in summer. In the following sections we will look at some pasta options/pairings that you can try out in summer.


Smashed Tomatoes and Pasta

It is a simple pasta recipe and ideal for summer since it utilizes tomatoes during peak of their season. It is fast to cook meaning that you will not get stuck in the shimmering heat of kitchen for a long time.


Gemelli and Kale Pesto

In summer months you will find that baby greens are abundantly available in the farmer’s market. As such, you can combine Baby Kale with Orange Zest, Walnuts, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Juice to create a nice pesto and toss with Gemelli pasta. Moreover, pesto and pasta can be tossed together with Rotisserie Chicken for creating a dish that will be quite substantial and if used, olives will help to further improve the flavors.


Spaghetti With Squash and Zucchini

In summer months everyone likes to have squash. The combination of yellow squash and green zucchini will create a very colorful pasta that you will like to try out every summer. Extra veggies, the juice, and lemon zest will create a livelier dish. In addition, this pasta is sure to become a favorite in picnics and parties. The squash plays the role of a buffer and prevents pasta from sticking together. This way the dish remains good even in somewhat hot room temperature.


Macaroni Salad

The weather is certainly warm in summer months and the macaroni salad will be the right option to cool things down. It is also an ideal option for barbecue or similar other special occasions. A macaroni salad, full of fresh veggies and complemented by tangy and sweet dressing will help to combine the ingredients together, making it a perfect summer recipe.


Broccoli Rabe Pasta Combined with Lemony Bread Crumbs

This is a favorite among many because of the versatility and summer flavors the dish contains. In this, the broccoli rabe is grilled and then tossed with bread crumbs (that are infused with garlic and lemon) and spaghetti for creating a supper that is perfect for the summer. In this recipe the pasta works like a blank canvas to absorb all the flavors. In addition, the cold nature of the dish is perfect for summer months.


Linguine Combined with Tomatoes And Lemon

It is a perfect match of savoriness present in tomatoes and the tanginess of lemon. It can be considered a perfect summer dish because of the cool and fresh ingredients present in it. Moreover, it is a versatile dish because you can have it straight from the pan or let it cool down in the refrigerator. Instead of linguine, you can use your other favorite noodle if you want.


Pasta With Garlic Butter Shrimp

With summer approaching you can start tasting seafood. This is super easy to make and it's quite mouth-watering as well. It takes hardly 20 minutes to prepare and is sure to become your favorite dish. You can also add some chopped



Which Idea is your favourite?

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