Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Farmers Market Pasta

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

I don't have a new recipe for you today.  I am in Chicago this week attending NeoCon { An Interior Design trade show held every year at the Merchandise Mart; it's always a good time! }and didn't cook a single this last week to post about.  So, I am sharing with you a recipe I first posted in August 2010.  I think maybe I even re it another time.  It is one of my all-time favorite pasta recipes and is the perfect way to enjoy fresh summer produce fro-m the market.

I first started making this pasta last summer after seeing it on The Cooking Photographer. Laura has a wonderful blog and if you like to cook, definitely check out her site. It's one of the first blogs I started to read. Click here to see Laura's original recipe. If this even at all sounds good to you - try it - it's great!


- ½ pound spaghetti (1/2 package)
- 1 cup reserved pasta water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ onion, diced
- 1 ½ cups baby zucchini, sliced into thin rounds ( I used a combination of zucchini and summer squash)
- yellow or red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups (1 pint) cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 2 handfuls chopped fresh basil
- 1 (5.5 ounce) package goat cheese, crumbled
- salt & pepper to taste

Boil the spaghetti according to package directions. Set aside 1 cup of the pasta water when you drain the pasta. Place the spaghetti in a large bowl or return to pot.
Warm the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat, add the diced onion. Season with salt & pepper. Cook for a couple minutes until the onions start to soften a bit. Add the zucchini, squash, and bell pepper and cook for 2 more minutes. Add the minced garlic & cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant.

Add the mixture to the spaghetti. Add the tomatoes, basil, goat cheese, reserved pasta water & salt and pepper to the spaghetti & toss to combine. Stir until goat cheese is melted. Wait about 5 minutes for the sauce to thicken and serve.  Top with shredded Parmesan, if desired.

What did you cook this week?

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2.  Add the Tasty Tuesdays button to the post you are linking up.  You will find the button and code on my sidebar.  Thanks!


  1. I'll have to give this recipe a try this summer. Hope you're having fun in Chicago!

  2. Your recipes are always "pin" worthy. I added this to my Pinterest this morning so I can remember to try it soon.

    BTW, I tried the Spinach tart you posted a few weeks back. OMG. Delish!


  3. Looks fabulous..
    Thanks for hosting..o, and I am having a nice giveaway..come by and see.:)
    xo bj

  4. your pasta looks amazing

    thanks for the party


  5. That pasta looks so delicious - my middle girl would love it!

  6. Love how fresh this pasta dish looks.

  7. This looks so good! I linked up for the first time today :) Excited to become part of your weekly Tasty Tuesday group!

  8. Oh my goodness! That pasta is making my mouth water! And great pictures too.

    Today I've linked up my Easy Creamy Coleslaw.

    Have a great Fathers Day Weekend!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  9. That pasta looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!

  10. Love farmer's market stuff. So fresh. This dish looks seriously delicious.

  11. That looks so fresh and tasty. I will definitely try it this summer. I linked up for the first time. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  12. This looks super delish!

    Thank you for hosting the hop once again. Listed here: http://bloghops.olahmomma.com/bloghop/tuesday

    Have a delightful day!

    The Quiet Mom blogging: http://olahmomma.com/blog/grilled-chicken-enchilada

  13. Alissa, this sure looks yummy. I can't wait till my basil is ready to eat! I love to eat lots of veggies with my pasta. And the melted goat cheese...Yes!
    Have a great time at the trade show!

  14. I took the button, but here it is, Tuesday and I did not make a plan to enter... next time. Hummmm. Mary

  15. YUM YUM YUM....your pics and food always amaze me.

  16. Hi there! I'm one of your followers and a regular on your blog hop and I want to pass on to you the Kreativ Blogger Award! It's a chain letter type thing, you can google the rules or see http://myocg.blogspot.ie/2012/06/if-you-like-pina-coladas.html.
    Also - I absolutely love your pasta recipes!

  17. It looks very tasty! Regards! :)

  18. What a delicious recipe! So easy too. I've recently discovered a love for zucchini and this is most definitely getting added to my meal plan! Thanks!


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