8-Ingredient Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad

We are in the full swing of summer ladies and gents! That means farmer’s markets are also in full swing! I’m a lover of all things summer: blue sky vacations, sun-kissed skin, and the incredible variety of fruits and veggies that we get to enjoy during these beautiful summer months.  

Picture of salad ingredients: basil, zucchini, squash, cherry tomatoes, lemon and garlic.

Less time spent in the kitchen means more time spent with family and friends. This quick and easy 8-ingredient farmer’s market pasta salad uses fresh cherry tomatoes, raw squash and zucchini, basil and garlic to create a simple yet flavorful dish! Feel free to get creative with the type of noodles you use. This dish is so tasty that you can’t go wrong!

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Beautiful picture of farmers market pasta salad with bowtie noodles.

8 Ingredient Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. whole wheat or gluten free pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup + 1/2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 1/2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (or heirloom)
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 1 summer squash diced
  • 15-20 basil leaves chopped up
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper taste
  • optional: 2 TBSP nutritional yeast*

NOTE: Nutritional yeast is different than baking yeast and can sometimes be hard to find in stores. You can find it on Amazon here or here.

Also see our Easy Soba Noodle Salad

Farmers market salad ingredients including Farfalle Organic noodles from Whole Foods.

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package, drain and rinse when done.
  2. While pasta is cooking, mince garlic, dice zucchini and squash, and cut cherry tomatoes in half. If using heirloom tomatoes, dice.
  3. Chop basil leaves into small pieces.
  4. Add ¼ cup olive oil, 2 TBSP lemon juice, basil, and minced garlic in the bottom of a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  5. Next, add pasta and prepped veggies, stir to combine.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Chill in refrigerator, or serve warm.
  8. Right before serving, add remaining ½ TBSP lemon juice and ½ TBSP olive oil to refresh. Enjoy!
Close up picture of farmers market pasta salad with fresh pepper sprinkled on top.

Brining this salad to an outdoor party? Pack some pineapple and throw this on the grill for a tasty dessert.

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