What do you think when you dream of summer? Personally, my mind is on the Italian coast, as I’m taking in the hot sun, immersing myself in clear waters, sipping local wine and spinning my fork on delicious hand-made pasta — I don’t think it’s much better — than that! But while we wait until the world reopens, I’m going to make some simple, light-hearted pasta recipes that will explode with fresh summer flavors. I mean if I can’t physically go, at least my favorite papers can be in Italy!
So if you’ve been struggling to find a quick one, easy dinner recipe Then don’t look into a hot kitchen to enjoy these 15 light pasta recipes that don’t make you sweat too much. Everything you need to do this is fresh seasonal ingredients, your favorite pasta (or gluten-free version), and lots of olive oil, of course!
When we interviewed the chef and creator of Mediterranean dish, Suzy Karadsheh recently Mediterranean diet he stressed the importance of eating healthy ingredients and filling them with sweet foods rich in nutrients, especially those derived from plants. This delicious pasta recipe is, in fact, made with fresh beneficial artichoke oil, olive oil, basil, tomato and chili flakes with beneficial olive oil.
Get inspired by the summer season. This light pasta recipe features yellow squash, red onions, roasted cherry tomatoes and a light vegetarian white sauce. Serve leftovers for lunch the next day.
If you think the only pots were in the fall / winter, think again. This one-pot pasta recipe is perfect for summer, as you literally throw everything away and then set it aside and forget about it. You don’t have to sweat from the kitchen to be delicious.
Are you looking for the perfect quick fix? This pasta salad is unhealthy, (almost) uncooked, comes together in minutes, and is perfect for picnics and grills in warm weather. Take a herby parmesan vinegar oil, toss with your favorite hot pasta, roasted peppers, artichokes, tomatoes, salami mince, fresh mozzarella … and you’re done!
Nothing is faster than this pasta salad with all the flavors we like on a plate. Don’t be overwhelmed if you are outside of some of the ingredients listed. You can make the beauty of this recipe with what you have in the fridge. The key is to dress up the lemon tahini!
If you haven’t had a pasta before, get ready. This lightweight pasta recipe is very tasty, plentiful and perfect to use with all these fresh summer harvests. Charms will give you that tang and texture that you are longing for.
Nothing says it like summer burrata. We’re so obsessed, we made a round of our favorite 20 burrata recipes. This recipe has all these ingredients that you know and love from Italy: fresh burrata, sun-dried tomatoes and fragrant basil. Throw it in with your favorite pasta, and give up!
Can you think of a better romance than lemon and ricotta? We will wait. This dish combines the two to create a surprisingly light and creamy pasta.
After several trips to Italy, Camille has almost decided that this is her favorite place on earth, and we should agree! Even as he ate across the scenic continent, enjoying pasta, fresh mozzarella, gelato, and wine freely — he felt as light at home as when he left Austin. So this spaghetti with garlic shrimp is a tribute to these light pasta dishes.
It is safe to say that this pasta is eaten with the eyes. Who can resist chopped tomatoes with mozzarella mini balls and fresh corn sprinkled with olive oil?
The best thing about this single-pot pasta spring is the simplicity of the flavors and process. While asking for fresh, Camille says frozen vegetables are perfect for cooking with pasta. So throw what you have in the fridge and shred a piece of heaven at home with this delicious pasta recipe.
If we don’t dream of Italy, we are mentally in Greece. This ancient continent is full of history and culture, but their food is definitely one of the reasons we love to visit. This pasta salad is inspired by rich green flavors, with feta, cucumber and calamari olives; take me away!
We’ve never come across a pesto we didn’t love and this recipe quickly goes on the list of favorites. It’s a dairy-free creamy avocado (how we didn’t think of that!) And we guarantee it will be a hit with the whole family — the kids will be asking for a few seconds too!
Once again burrata makes an appearance — well, it’s summer cheese! This lightweight pasta recipe couldn’t be easier. Simply sprinkle osemary oil with fried chickpeas, lemon and linguine paste “jam” with cherry tomato paste sauce, plenty of kale and basil. Voila!
Yes, this dish is incredibly simple mixed with spaghetti with lemon, olive oil, parmesan and fresh herbs; you may think that making a recipe for this is useless. The secret is to mix the hot pasta with lemon juice / juice and cheese mixture, which will turn into water when you read it in your mouth. Go on, find out for yourself and get it tonight! We guarantee you will do it again and again this summer.
What are your favorite summer pasta recipes?