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Warm Pasta Salad with Corn and Zucchini

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This warm pasta salad is big on summer vegetables, corn and zucchini, with a small kick of red pepper. A great sub to potato salad and a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.

This warm pasta salad is big on summer vegetables, corn and zucchini, with a small kick of red pepper. A great sub to potato salad and a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.Warm Pasta Salad with Corn and Zucchini

I absolutely can not turn down a good pasta salad on a hot summer day. Some of my other favorites are Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad, Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens and Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini.

Please enjoy this guest post from my friend Olga of Mango & Tomato. Olga is a culinary wiz and I’m happy to have her share a recipe with all of you here on Skinnytaste!

This warm pasta salad is big on summer vegetables, corn and zucchini, with a small kick of red pepper. A great sub to potato salad and a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.

Hi! My name is Olga and I’m the creator of Mango & Tomato, where I’ve been sharing my original recipes, restaurant reviews and food photography for the last four years. Through blogging I get to tell my readers about my childhood food memories, how travel influences the food I make today and my favorite places to eat out. Most importantly, though, I get to meet the other people who are passionate about food. Mostly, these “meetings” happen through social media, but in rare cases I’m lucky to meet them in real life. Gina, is one of those people: we met during a trip to the POM Wonderful orchards and have stayed in touch ever since.

I’m psyched to be able to share a recipe with you all on Gina’s blog!

This warm pasta salad is big on summer vegetables, corn and zucchini, with a small kick of red pepper. A great sub to potato salad and a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.

This warm pasta salad is big on summer vegetables, corn and zucchini, with a small kick of red pepper. A great sub to potato salad and a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.

This warm pasta salad is big on summer vegetables, corn and zucchini, with a small kick of red pepper. A great sub to potato salad and a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.

Warm Pasta Salad with Corn and Zucchini

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Cals:350
Protein:10.8
Carbs:65
Fat:7.6
This warm pasta salad is big on summer vegetables, corn and zucchini, with a small kick of red pepper. A great sub to potato salad and a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
This warm pasta salad is big on summer vegetables, corn and zucchini, with a small kick of red pepper. A great sub to potato salad and a perfect meatless entree or side dish for your next picnic or family potluck.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Yield: 4 as a main

Ingredients

  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 4 cups sliced zucchini 1/3" thick
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels from about 3 ears of corn
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup black Italian styled olives halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz uncooked pasta {I used medium sized shells}
  • crushed red pepper flakes   to taste
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 8 basil leaves chopped

Instructions

  • Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet.
  • Saute zucchini for five minutes on each side.
  • You might have to do this in several batches to ensure that zucchini is cooked in one layer.
  • Remove zucchini from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the remaining teaspoon of oil, corn and red onion and saute for five minutes.
  • Combine slightly cooled pasta with the remaining ingredients.
  • Serve this dish hot or at room temperature.
  • It keeps well in the refrigerator and makes excellent leftovers.

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Notes

Makes 7 1/4 cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 350 kcal, Carbohydrates: 65 g, Protein: 10.8 g, Fat: 7.6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 108 mg, Fiber: 7 g, Sugar: 6.7 g

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44 comments on “Warm Pasta Salad with Corn and Zucchini”

  1. I made this last night. It was really good…hard to stay away from it after I reached my WW point limit. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. I've made tons of your recipes and this is one of my favorites. My husband ate 3 servings! How do you think it would taste if I added a can of white beans next time?

  3. Hi Gina,
    My 10 years old granddaughter made this for dinner. We loved it. Thank you for all your wonderful foods you've brought into our lives.

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    BrooklynBaker

    I am gonna make this tonight with my last farmer's market haul. I was thinking of adding some garbanzo beans to it as well.

  5. I made this last night – added a bit of olive oil as well and some parm cheese at the table. Delicious! Also, the onions were so good, I will double or triple them next time!

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    Claire Connor

    I was so excited to find this recipe because I had everything in the house…Or so I thought! Turns out I had NO pasta (craziness, I know). I ended up using quinoa in its place and it was absolutely fabulous! I love the nutty taste of quinoa, and I'm crazy about the texture of it too. 🙂
    Couldn't have been more pleased! Thank you so much!

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    Letters to My Little Ones

    We had this for dinner and we loved it. I used balsamic vinegar and added a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. It was light and perfect for summer. Thanks so much!

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    Olga @ MangoTomato

    Carolyn and Robyn, so glad to hear it worked for you. Yes, cheese is a delicious addition and I thought of it but knew it would not pass Gina's requirements 😉 I also added a bit of mayo to mine!

  10. Made this last night and we loved it. I added some Romano cheese to it and it was awesome! Great recipe, thanks for posting!

  11. Perfect timing – I had some squash that needed to go, and this was absolutely delicious! Thank you Olga for sharing!

  12. I have some zucchini that needs to be cooked now or never, so I am so glad I stumbled upon this! I can't wait to make this tonight. I've eaten way too much junk food at work today, and I'm looking forward to this as a light dinner tonight.

    Thanks for the recipe!