Here are our favorite summer pasta recipes from the Mediterranean. From pasta salads to fresh and delicious pesto recipes we have many pasta dishes and sauces that are made for summer! Fresh ingredients like tomatoes, basil and zucchini are key players in these light and traditional recipes from some of the healthiest places in the world. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
1. Pasta with Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Ricotta and Pine Nuts
The heart of Italy is the culinary destination for this scrumptious pasta dish topped with zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, ricotta and pine nuts. Best part: Traditional Italian dinner in only 20 minutes! I have included the weight loss version as well.
2. Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce – Spaghetti alla Portofino (Italy)
This tomato basil pasta sauce calls for only 5 ingredients, and takes just a few minutes to make. It is a traditional, delicious recipe from Liguria, Italy.
3. Baked Zucchini Noodles (Low Carb Pasta)
Ready for some super delicious zucchini noodles? Try out this low carb pasta! Great with sauce, pesto or salads.
4. Cherry Tomato Sauce and Bella Mushrooms on Pasta
This cherry tomato sauce with mushrooms makes for the perfect pasta sauce. Easy to make – just grab a sheet pan.
5. Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Pasta
Try this Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Pasta. This is a 30 minute meal that tastes like you spent hours. Mediterranean Diet at its best!
6. Authentic Italian Kale Pesto
Try this wonderful and easy kale pesto from Italy. Use it on pasta, a piece of crusty bread, the possibilities are endless.
7. Pasta with Clams (Spaghetti alle Vongole)
This recipe shows the simplicity of Italian cooking. This spaghetti alle vongole uses minimal ingredients, but stresses the freshness of them.
8. Vegetarian Pasta Carbonara
Try this traditional Italian carbonara pasta that uses zucchini and tomatoes instead of meat. Grated cheese and eggs makes for an out of this world sauce.
9. Pesto Genovese (Traditional Italian Pesto)
Try the creamiest, cheesiest, and most traditional Italian Pesto you have ever tasted. You haven’t tasted real pesto until you try pesto Genovese.
Looking for more summer pasta recipes? Check out this great article by Bon Appétit.