Cold Summer Pasta Recipes, Anyone?

Cold Summer Pasta Recipes, Anyone?

With summer upon us, what better way to stay cool than cool pasta dishes? Try one today.


Summer days are quite memorable, no doubt about it. We go on vacations, visit out-of-town relatives, learn new things and spoil our bodies and loved ones more often. However, as temperatures rise, some of us start to feel uncomfortable and our energy depletes a little bit faster. So in order for summer to find us fresh as a daisy, we invite you to try out these cool recipes to survive the season.

Vegetable Rigatoni with Cauliflower Cream

Ingredients
Pasta
1 pound rigatoni
2 cups mixed peas and carrots (bag)

Cream
3 cups chopped cauliflower
2 cups almond milk
1 cup chestnuts
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 1/2 cups nutritional yeast
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Put all of the ingredients called for in the cream recipe into a blender and mix it up until you have a creamy textured liquid
2. Prepare the pasta according to the instructions on the box. Once ready, drain it and let it cool
3. Cook the peas and carrots and let them cool as well
4. As a last step, mix everything in a large bowl, and voila! You have a delicious and filling salad.

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2. Rotini salad with yogurt and fruits

Ingredients

Pasta
2 1/2 cups rotini
1 1/2 strawberries, cut into quarters
1 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
1 1/2 cup seedless grapes, chopped in half
2/3 cup blueberries
3 kiwi, peeled and quartered
2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds

Dressing
1 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons honey

Instructions
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing and set aside
2. Cook the rotini according to the instructions on the box. Drain it and rinse it with cold water
3. In a large bowl, mix the pasta with the fruits and almonds, and generously pour the dressing over the salad

With this summer heating up quick, these recipes are sure to keep you cool.


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