Having a nice dish of pasta is not only delicious and satisfying but having carbohydrates is actually quite healthy in terms of providing nutrients for our skin for collagen making. Don’t be afraid to eat a full meal of pasta from time to time it won’t make you gain weight or lose your muscle shape, it might even help your muscles recover faster after a workout. We rounded up 11 amazing summer paster recipes that you can start practicing now, even though summer might be ages away who says that we can’t enjoy a summer style pasta whenever?
Caprese style pasta salad
Who doesn’t love cheese? It’s pretty much the best thing out there and being able to add bocconcini into our pasta it is already looking amazing before you even eat it. This Caprese style pasta salad is a great meal on its own but can also be served as a side dish with lamb skewers or another other protein of your choice.
Warm Nicoise pasta salad
This warm Nicoise pasta salad will bring the taste of France to your dinner table and you can opt for a roasted vegetable mix instead of salad leaves to bring out the texture of tuna, or even having the this salad as a vegetarian option. Either way this salad will wow your guests, and if you’re cooking for one this one can be left over the next day without having to worry about soggy lettuce.
Blue cheese, apple and spinach pasta salad
This refreshing pasta recipe includes all the servings of fruit and vegetables you need in a day, if you are looking for healthier alternative why not substitute the blue cheese for some tofu or chickpeas. These will be great alternatives for this refreshing summer pasta salad.
BLAT loaded pasta salad
We all love a good guacamole loaded fries or a BLAT sandwich, however this incredible BLAT loaded pasta salad will give you a more guilt-free version of the loaded fries, the taste and flavours of this salad is amazing but we can also cut back on the calories at the same time.
Pesto pasta salad
This receipt is incredibly delicious but also quick to make, if you are super busy and need more time to social with friends since summer is the best season to do so, then this pesto pasta salad will surely become a go-to recipe during those busy times. This will only take you 10 minutes to put together, you can always pre-make the pasta and store it in the fridge.
Zucchini pasta salad
Zoodles can be great alternatives to traditional pasta and more refreshing, this give you the taste of real pasta but less carb-loading and great for those who are working hard on getting those beach perfect abs. You can replace the zucchini with sweet potatoes too or mix them together for a more filling meal. This recipe can be a great side dish for grilled chicken, prawns or fish.
Summer tomato and bocconcini pasta
This summer tomato and bocconcini pasta is inspired by the Italian bruschetta recipe and adding in some anchovy or bacon crumbles will give you a more woody taste. This recipe is basically capturing the taste of summer into a satisfying dish of pasta.
Speedy summer vegetable pasta
Summer is all about having vegetables and loads of it! Why? because it’s refreshing and cooling in the hot weather and seems much more fitting to the season of fruits and vegetables. Eating vegetables raw allows you to consume all the nutrients because cooked vegetables sometimes can lose some nutritional value. So when the weather is nice and warm be ready to get in all the vitamins and minerals holistically. This recipe won’t fail you!
Pasta shells with salsa cruda
This Mexican style pasta shell recipe taste just as good as tacos, also adding some minced meat into the mixture can accentuate the taste. This salad is refreshing during those hot and dry summer days. This is perfect as a side dish when you have family dinner parties and it will be the star of the party.
Summer sausage ragu
Who doesn’t love having a summer BBQ party and chat with family and friends? During these gatherings having leftovers are imminent and reheating sausages or burger patties will make them dry and coarse, losing all the flavours and juice. A great recipe for left over sausages and patties would be this summer sausage ragu, chopping them up and adding some tomato sauce to it will allow the juice and flavours to be kept in tact and also makes a great new dish by using leftovers.
Thai-style pasta salad
Thailand is basically the synonym for summer, we all love that tropical Thai escape when the weather gets cold. This recipe can bring the flavour of Thailand to your own kitchen! A simple pasta salad that is infused with a thai-soy dressing and some colourful vegetables will make you crave for more.