Bring on the pesto, tomatoes, and all the garden veggies - it's summer pasta time.
One of the beautiful things about pasta is that it can adapt to any season, from the comforting baked pastas of fall and winter to the light-and-bright versions of spring and summer. When it comes to making pasta in summertime, it's all about 3 things: highlighting summer produce, vibrant flavors, and cooking as little as humanly possible!
The following recipes check all the boxes. Scroll down to get your summer pasta fix!
What better way to use that bounty of basil than making pesto? This perfect pesto pasta salad will be on repeat all summer long.
This vibrant no-cook sauce was inspired by the famed Pasta Al Limone in Capri - it's a perfect side dish for seafood or chicken!
Zucchini and summer squash nearly melt into this delicious lemony spaghetti.
The quintessential summer pasta of Sicily - and one of the tastiest ways to use eggplant!
This pasta is as delicious as it is colorful - and it's great served warm or cold.
Caprese salad, in pasta form!
One of our absolute favorites of summer: cherry tomatoes marinate alongside lemon, olive oil, garlic and shallots and extract a delicious vibrant sauce.
Sun-dried tomatoes, meet pesto. This take on pesto rosso has a delicious sweetness we cannot get enough of.
A translation to "fruit of the sea," this pasta is abundant with fresh seafood - a staple in southern Italy!
All of the bright flavor of this pasta is inspired by the way pastas are flavored along the coastlines of Italy - and it's divine.
Sweet and smoky Romesco sauce paired with burrata, sun-dried tomatoes and arugula is a blueprint for one delicious pasta salad.
Melon and prosciutto together are a summer staple in Italy, and it's taken to the next level when tossed with pasta!
Primavera might mean "spring," but this veggie-abundant pasta seems just about tailor-made for summer's bountiful produce.
Inspired by a pasta Giada tried in Formia, this all-oven pasta requires no noodle-boiling whatsoever!
Half salad, half pasta, 100% delicious.