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Spicy Summer Pasta

Spicy Summer Pasta


  • 1 package (16 oz.) ruffle pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 2 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 package (6 oz.) crumbled feta, divided
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 package (.75 oz.) fresh basil, cut in strips


  1. Cook pasta according to manufacturer's directions. Drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic and crushed red pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add yellow squash and zucchini and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Place pasta, 3/4 of the crumbled feta, arugula, kalamata olives and basil in a large serving bowl.
  6. Add vegetable mixture to bowl and toss until well blended.
  7. Garnish pasta with remaining feta.

Serves: 6

Course: Main Course, Side Dishes

Prep Time: 10 - 20 minutes

Cook Time:

When summer delivers a bounty of vegetables, whip up this spicy pasta salad. Tangy feta and salty olives with pasta and fresh vegetables is a winner for the dinner table, family picnic, or potluck. Read more about this recipe on our Everyday Good Thinking blog.

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