With all the amazing in-season vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini, squash and corn, this list of the best summer pasta recipes includes easy dishes for lunch and dinner.
Summer is the height of tomato season, so pasta is a pretty obvious choice to showcase this star ingredient. But there’s more to seasonal pastas than just tomatoes. Grilled and roasted vegetables including corn, zucchini and eggplant deserve some attention when paired with noodles.
Vegetarian and vegan pasta dishes are always great solutions for quick weeknight meals. With so many veggies at their peak, you really can’t go wrong with shapes like spaghetti, orzo, fusilli and even gnocchi.
With roasted corn and tomatoes, this sweet corn pesto pasta is a vegetarian pasta that will have you dreaming about more twists on the usual pesto. That’s because there is no basil in the pesto and it also has walnuts.
This cherry tomato eggplant pasta is an easy, filling dinner that has lots of flavor with a kick of spice and heat. The pasta goes straight from a pot into the skillet with the veggies, chilies, garlic and olive oil.
I toss this vegan Southwestern pasta salad in avocado lime dressing. It has a mix of grilled corn, black beans, tomatoes, radishes and scallions. Also, this pasta salad is quickly becoming one of my new favorites.