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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!

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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