Pasta Primavera

The best produce of summer is the inspiration for this colorful pasta dish that is fresh, healthy and delicious.


6 large ripe plum tomatoes

1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise

1 medium yellow squash, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise

3 carrots, peeled and cut into matchstick sized pieces

1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

1 medium red bell pepper, quartered and thinly sliced

2 large garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


1 (16-ounce) package rotini pasta

Honey Tips

Honey Is One of the Oldest Foods

Honey is one of the oldest foods in existence. It was found in the tomb of King Tut and was still edible since honey never spoils.


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add whole tomatoes and blanch for 1 minute. Using a strainer remove tomatoes. Peel and dice them. Place in a large bowl.
In the same pot of boiling water blanch zucchini, yellow squash and carrots for 2 minutes. Remove from pot with a strainer and drain well. Add to bowl with tomatoes.
Add remaining ingredients except pasta to bowl and toss to coat.
Add salt according to pasta directions to the same boiling water then stir in pasta. Cook until al dente. Drain, add to bowl with vegetables and toss.
Serves: 4-6