Easy Vegetarian Pasta Recipes That Celebrate Spring

Springtime is synonymous with fresh produce, and 2014 will be no exception. To help you take advantage of all this season has to offer, we’ve rounded up some easy (yet stunning) vegetarian pasta recipes that highlight the very best of spring. Simply add the Ancient Harvest Supergrain Pasta® of your choice (we’ve included our recommendations) and you’ve got the perfect gluten-free meal for Meatless Monday – or any day of the week!

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Pasta with Peas and Asparagus by Heather Christo

Nothing says “the first days of spring” quite like fresh green peas and asparagus. And since both vegetables cook very quickly, this recipe is great for a busy weeknight. To make vegan, simply swap out the butter for a little more olive oil and skip the parmesan.

Recommended Ancient Harvest Supergrain Pasta®: Linguine

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 Arugula Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Pasta by the Cookin’ Canuck

Who doesn’t love a chilled pasta salad on a warm spring day? By featuring fresh arugula, cannellini beans and roasted tomatoes, you can turn a basic dish into something fabulous. Try it with our tri-color Garden Pagodas for added color and fun.

Recommended Ancient Harvest Supergrain Pasta®: Garden Pagodas

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Easy One-Pot Minestrone Soup by Vegan Yumminess

From April’s showers to May’s flowers, spring weather can be fickle. On those inevitable rainy days, whip up a pot of hearty and wholesome minestrone soup. It’s loaded with vegetables, is easily adjustable depending on what you have on hand, and makes great leftovers.

Recommended Ancient Harvest Supergrain Pasta®: Elbows

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Spinach Pesto with Flaxseed and Walnuts by J for Jackie

Pesto and pasta are a match made in Heaven – and with walnuts and ground flaxseed, this recipe is a delicious and nutritious variation. It would work well with nearly any type of pasta, but we like the way rotelle manages to trap the creamy, complex sauce in its corkscrew curls.

Recommended Ancient Harvest Supergrain Pasta®: Rotelle

 

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