Pasta Salad Recipe

Hey y’all, so for those who don’t know me too well, I am slowly getting back into cooking. I was super into it for a while, then it became this big hassle. I mean, it takes a lot of time out of your day, and let’s face it, with working full time, there’s barely enough time to keep up with everything. But, I’m really trying to improve myself, including my health, and that means cooking some healthy recipes up again. I am also a huge fan of Italian food, so anything that I can make with pasta, sounds delicious to me. For those of you shaking your head and saying pasta isn’t healthy, it’s not the worst thing I could eat, and sometimes, carbs are good. So don’t try to ruin my pasta 🙂

I put together a super quick and easy dinner the other night, which had enough for leftovers for another meal or two. Which is perfect, cook one night, get the other night off. Sounds like a good plan to me. Well, for my fellow pasta and veggie lovers, here you go, some delicious pasta salad.

What you need:

1 box pasta (I use organic whole wheat)

2 whole zucchini- sliced

1 squash- sliced

Several handfuls of baby carrots- sliced

1 whole tomato- diced

Various spices- I use turmeric, basil, black pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper

Lemon juice

How to prepare:

Cook your pasta according to the box

Take all of your sliced veggies, besides the tomato, and put them in a frying pan with a little bit of olive oil.

Add some of your spice mix (this is really personal and what tastes you like) to the veggies and cook on medium heat until zucchini is squishy and carrots are medium softness.

Drain pasta and put in big bowl.

Add cooked veggies to big bowl.

Add tomatoes and lemon juice (again, add some taste, and then add more, I prefer mine to have a strong lemon taste) and the rest of your spices and toss.

Enjoy!

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This is a quick and easy recipe that I originally saw on Pinterest, but I changed it up a bit to fit my tastes a little better. It’s healthy, it’s delicious, and depending on your mood, you can add broccoli (tastes really good, but start cooking that a couple minutes before the zucchini and squash) or spinach, that’s also a great option to add to it. However you want to cook it, it’s perfect for summer time, it fills you up and you know you’re getting some good veggies in there.

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