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Healthy Rainbow Vegetable Pasta

You will love this simple healthy rainbow vegetable pasta salad.  It’s quick and easy to make with fresh healthy ingredients.  Healthy pasta options could consist of varying your pasta choices to gluten free selections, spiral rainbow pasta and spinach pasta.  For this recipe I used a skinny penne pasta.

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Ingredients for Healthy Rainbow Vegetable Pasta Salad

easy rainbow veggie pasta

1 zucchini, diced

1 yellow squash, diced

½ orange bell pepper, diced

1 shallot, diced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon olive oil + more to drizzle

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes – optional

1 package penne pasta or your choice of pasta

Salt & pepper to taste

Parmesan cheese

healthy rainbow pasta salad

 

Directions for Rainbow Veggie Pasta

Saute shallots in olive oil for 2 minutes

Add tomato halves and saute 2 minutes

Stir in remaining veggies

Healthy Rainbow Vegetable Pasta

Cook pasta in separate pot according to box directions and add seasonings and combine with veggies

Healthy Rainbow Vegetable Pasta

Drizzle a little oil

Reduce heat to low and heat for 15 minutes

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Add a little pasta water if needed

Garnish with parmesan, serve, and enjoy!

What is the Best Gluten Free Pasta brand?

There are several great brands of gluten free pasta. I use the Trader Joe’s brand but at times I buy from my local grocery store. I recommend a light and airy noodle of your choice and not penne. Try a bowtie or twist. Here is a list of some pastas available online:

If you want a great option for healthy foods delivered to your home, try the membership club at Thrive Market for healthy organic food options. Go to Thrive Market.  Thrive Market has great gluten free options.

This recipe for spinach lasagna rollups are another great pasta recipe from Healthy Foodie as well as this baked feta pasta.  If you want to try a cold pasta to take to a potluck or serve to a big group, try this healthy pasta salad.

healthy rainbow pasta salad

 

Nutrition and Facts for Healthy Rainbow Vegetable Pasta

healthy rainbow pasta salad

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 4-6

Healthy Rainbow Vegetable Pasta

 

Recipe Notes

If you want to add a tradiitonal pasta sauce, try this recipe for Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce.

For extra veggies add green, yellow or red bell pepper

Fresh leafy spinach can be added for health benefits such as phytonutrients

Fresh basil or parsley can be added, I go to my indoor mini garden for these delicious herbs

Add fresh garlic for extra flavor

Watch this video for how to make the easiest homemade pasta sauce

Kitchen Gadgets I Used and Recommend

White Ceramic Bowl Set

Garlic Press

Cutting Board

GreenPan Cookware


I hope you enjoy this healthy rainbow pasta salad.  Try it with my homemade meat sauce or an alfredo.  Please leave a comment below with your thoughts and if you try it.  Be sure to post pics of your creation!

healthy rainbow pasta salad

Healthy Rainbow Vegetable Pasta Salad

You will love this simple healthy rainbow vegetable pasta salad. It's quick and easy to make with fresh healthy ingredients such as tomatoes and zucchini.   
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 238 kcal

Equipment

  • White Ceramic Bowl Set
  • Cutting Board
  • GreenPan Cookware

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium yellow squash, diced
  • 1/2 large orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes – optional
  • 1 pkg penne pasta
  • dash salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp parmesan or more to taste

Instructions
 

  • Saute shallots in olive oil for 2 minutes
  • Add tomato halves and saute 2 minutes
  • Stir in remaining veggies
  • Cook pasta in separate pot according to box directions and add seasonings and combine with veggies
  • Drizzle olive oil
  • Add a little pasta water if needed
  • Garnish with parmesan, serve, and enjoy!

Video

Notes

If you want to add a tradiitonal pasta sauce, try this recipe for Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce.
For extra veggies add green, yellow or red bell pepper
Fresh leafy spinach can be added for health benefits such as phytonutrients
Fresh basil or parsley can be added, I go to my indoor mini garden for these delicious herbs
Add fresh garlic for extra flavor
Healthy Rainbow Vegetable Pasta
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