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Pasta Primavera

This pasta dish is full of fresh cut stir-fried veggies and dollops of lemon garlic ricotta. It's the perfect summer pasta dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: linguine, pasta primavera, summer vegetable recipes, vegetable pasta
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 box linguine
  • ½ cup sliced red or yellow onion
  • ½ of a red bell pepper sliced thin and long
  • 1 cup sliced and halved yellow squash
  • 1 cup sliced and halved zucchini
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved and seasoned with salt and pepper. To top dish with.
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves To top dish with.
  • 6 tablespoon olive oil separated
  • 2 large garlic cloves grated
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt or sea salt or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Lemon Garlic Ricotta

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 large garlic clove grated
  • zest of one small lemon
  • ¼ tsp of both salt and pepper or more to taste


  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add 2 teaspoon of salt to season pasta water and cook linguine according to package directions. (about 10 minutes)
  • While water is coming to a boil for pasta wash and slice all the veggies.
  • Halve cherry tomatoes and season lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves to top dish with.
  • Add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil to a large frying pan and over medium heat cook vegetable to desired tenderness (about 10 minutes). While they are cooking season with a teaspoon of salt and about a ½ teaspoon of black pepper and garlic powder.
  • Grate in 2 large garlic cloves in the last couple of minutes of cooking.
  • In a small bowl mix up 1 cup ricotta, and whisk in 1 grated garlic clove, the zest of 1 small lemon, and salt and pepper to taste. I just mixed this up with a spoon. Set aside.
  • When pasta is done. Strain and pour back into the pan. Drizzle with about 2 tablespoons or more of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place pasta on serving plate and top with stir-fried veggies, dollops of ricotta, and tomatoes, and basil. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.