Summer pasta recipes mean fresh vegetables and ingredients made into easy and delicious dishes that you can enjoy all summer by yourself or at a friend’s get together.
Nothing can go possibly wrong when you put the words pasta and summer together. Summer is the long time waited joyful season of the year, everything happens in summer… Barbecues, trips to the beach, pool parties and so on goes the list.
The thing is that summer is the perfect excuse to celebrate well anything you want and on the other hand… pasta… what can I say about it? Pasta is just perfect anytime, any season… I am a pasta addicted and I don’t deny it.
You must try these 10 summer pasta recipes if you are just starting to cook. They are quick, easy and absolutely finger-lickin’ good.
1. Tomato Pasta In Walnut Sauce
This recipe is very easy and delicious and you can even substitute the walnuts for almonds if you prefer. Nothing says summer than some good fresh juicy tomatoes!
This dish is ideal also for those who are lactose intolerant or those that want a lighter sauce, it’s still creamy but with a nutty and delicious flavor. To prepare the sauce, you just have to add in a blender or food processor the nuts, some roasted tomatoes and almond milk along with your preferred seasoning, salt, and pepper.
2. Garlic-Shrimp Pasta
This is one of those summer pasta recipes that are so easy you make it a staple in your cookbook. To make this recipe even easier, you can get the pre-cooked shrimps at your local supermarket, toss them in a pan with chopped garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper (you can get creative and add other spices as well).
Pour them over some cooked fettuccine pasta, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, some more chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper if needed.
3. Orzo Salad
Orzo looks like rice but it’s actually a very delicious type of pasta mostly used for salads. This recipe will only take you around 20 minutes and it’s that long because you have to chop some veggies and cook the orzo.
While the orzo is cooking, chop some cherry tomatoes, black olives, and bell peppers. Once your pasta is ready just add the chopped ingredients along with mozzarella cheese and season with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste.
4. Penne With Broccoli
This delightful recipe consists of fresh broccoli or your favorite greens and freshly grated parmesan cheese to top it off.
Just steam your veggies while your pasta cooks and once they are both al dente mix them together with extra virgin olive oil, grated parmesan and salt, and pepper to taste.
5. Artichoke And Lemon
This is a classic Italian dish and can be cooked within 30 minutes. The key ingredient here is the lemon as you use both the zest and it’s juice to give this pasta the ultimate combination of flavors.
6. Pasta Primavera
A delicious combination of fresh tomatoes, onion, bell peppers and any other vegetable you’d like to add. This recipe also gets its flavor from lemon zest & juice and a delicious mix of herbs like parsley.
7. Squid Pasta
One of the things you have to take advantage of when it comes to summer pasta recipes is the fact that you can get fresh seafood to add to your plates. This squid pasta is just too delicious and perfect for the mollusc lovers.
8. Avocado Pesto Pasta
For all the avocado lovers out there, this recipe will make your mouth water! Instead of using the original pesto sauce, make your own by blending avocado, basil, pinenuts, and garlic. Add it to al dent pasta and enjoy.
9. Shrimp Pasta Primavera
This is a twist from the original recipe. It has an extra yumminess by adding fresh shrimps to it and grated parmesan cheese to top it off.
10. Pea Parmesan Pasta
Another delicious recipe for a veggie lover! This pasta is so simple yet so delicious. While your pasta is cooking, you can steam your peas, once they are both ready mix them up and season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil. Top it off with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
These delicious summer pasta recipes are so easy to make that your friends will end up thinking you actually took some cooking lessons. Which one will you try this week? Tell us in the comments below!
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