Summer Garden Pasta Recipe

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Summer is beginning in northern Michigan. I’m not sure what the weather will be like this summer, but I’m betting it will be hot. On days where you don’t want the oven on toss together this Summer Garden Pasta recipe. 

The gardens will soon be full of tomatoes and cucumbers so I created this very easy pasta dish that is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Speaking of gardens, last year we planted over 80 tomato plants and about 60 of the survived and produced tomatoes. I messed up a bit and had about 40 plants that produced cherry sized tomatoes.

We had so many tomatoes all summer long. Thank goodness for recipes like this to help use them up, extras were tossed in the freezer (yes, whole without blanching) for use in winter meals.

By the way, we’re still eating those tomatoes and are planting another 30 or so tomato plants this year.

I learned real quick that 60 tomato plants is way too many.

Updated June 2023

Summer Garden Pasta Recipe


  • 1/2 box Bow Tie pasta (or your preference), cooked according to package directions
  • 1 small-medium tomato, diced (I used cherry tomatoes that I had extra of.)
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper


Toss together pasta, tomato, cucumber, onion and feta. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Yes, it really is that easy. You can make this up in no time at all. I chop and dice the veggies while the pasta is cooking.

After draining the pasta I run it under cold water for a minute or two and then toss everything together.

This easily made enough for 4 side servings with some left overs.

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  1. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    A red sauce on rotini

  2. Mihaela D. says:

    Tuna macaroni salad

  3. I love Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad in the summer, thanks!

  4. Carla Pullum says:

    I love Lasagna

  5. brittney house says:

    I love the fettuccine Alfredo

  6. I love pasta with veggies and italian dressing in the summer!

  7. Lorena Keech says:

    Pasta salad with fresh tomatoes and bacon.

  8. I like a simple one. Fresh basil and tomatoes with pasta.

  9. Rebecca Lock says:

    Chilled crab salad with pasta, onions, and cucumbers.

  10. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite dish with pasta is Macaroni Salad.

  11. Macaroni salad

  12. Nicole Millheim says:

    Macaroni Salad. yum

  13. Rene Chartier says:

    I like making pasta salad in the summer

  14. roger simmons says:

    Can’t go wrong when it comes to Spaghetti. Our family loves Spaghetti.

  15. richelle bowers says:

    im a fan of all pasta

  16. Angela Cash says:

    My fave summer pasta dish is chilled Udon noodles with spicy peanut sauce. I like to top it with scallions and fresh grated ginger.

  17. Cold sesame noodles!

  18. Lisa Garner says:

    I love amish style macaroni salad.

  19. I like bacon pasta salad for the summe.

  20. Nicole C. says:

    I love a pasta salad with ranch dressing and bacon.

  21. Angela S. says:

    Macaroni salad

  22. My favorite summer pasta dish is an Italian Pasta Salad with pepperoni, green pepper, etc.

  23. Miz Vickik says:

    Tomato and feta with macaroni =)

  24. alyce poalillo says:

    I make a variation of pasta salad with cucumber, green onion, carrot,elbow pasta,tuna and a mayo/sour cream dressing that is always a hit

  25. Paula Tavernie says:

    My favorite is Macaroni Salad!

  26. My favorite summer pasta dish is pasta primavera

  27. Diane Baum says:

    Yum fresh tomato and basil

  28. I love Chicken Alfredo

  29. michelle boor says:

    my summer pasta dish is macaroni salad

  30. I love spicy pasta with small shredded carrots. Yum!

  31. jessica edwards says:

    macaroni salad

  32. Pasta salad with rotini, tomatoes, black olives, sweet onion, red bell pepper, etc., with a Dijon vinaigrette.

  33. Linguine with sauteed garlic, red pepper flakes, and parsley.

  34. I like pasta with a little ranch dressing, veggies and tuna mixed together.

  35. Jennifer Reed says:

    I love a tuna pasta salad with cucumbers and green olives. It is delicious.

  36. spahgetti in marina

  37. Christine says:

    macaroni salad

  38. I like spaghetti.

  39. christy tai says:

    My favorite pasta dish is shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta.

  40. Stephanie Larison says:

    Tuna noodle salad is the fave here!

  41. Cynthia C says:

    I make a good orzo salad.

  42. Pasta with arugula.

  43. Kyl Neusch says:

    fettuccine Alfredo

  44. Kitty Iecvan says:

    I like pesto pasta salad with veggies!

  45. Christine Waddell says:


  46. I love pasta salad!

  47. Balsamic Tomato Couscous made with a fresh garden tomato! Yummy!

  48. Tanya White says:

    Homemade macaroni salad is my favorite.

  49. I love antipasti.

  50. tina reynolds says:

    my favorite is macaroni salad

  51. Jamie Martin says:

    It’s the same as my winter pasta dish.. [I can’t cook well!] Spaghetti, garlic, red, white, yellow, green onion, black olives, Parmesan cheese, butter, a little olive oil, frozen peas, and some sorta fish.

  52. I love macaroni salad.

  53. Cold Spicy Soba Noodles with bell peppers- it’s a dish my mother makes and I have no idea if it has a proper name.

  54. My favorite is macaroni salad

  55. Emily Wells says:

    I have a recipe for Greek Pasta salad that I LOVE!

  56. Whole grain pasta tossed with roasted cherry tomatoes and artichoke hearts!

  57. Charolette Dingley says:

    Pasta salad with fresh vegetables from the garden and a good olive oil!

  58. MaryAnn Casey says:

    I like good ol’ tuna macaroni salad

  59. Elizabeth M says:

    I like cold peanut noodles in the summer….they are easy and taste better and better the longer they hang out in the fridge, plus you can make them as spicy or not spicy as you want.

  60. JenniferB says:

    Macaroni salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and onions

  61. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I like a tortellini salad with olive oil, lots of veggies, and Parmesan

  62. Mandy Weirick says:

    Love zesty pasta salad!

  63. I love cold soba noodles with peanut sauce.

  64. dan williams says:

    pasta salad

  65. kelly mcgrew says:

    pasta salad!

  66. shrimp scampi with pasta

  67. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    macaroni salad
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  68. Kim Henrichs says:

    I love orzo with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and garlic

  69. Tuna macaroni salad

  70. darlene carbajal says:


  71. Irene Cypher says:

    I LOVE spaghetti and meatballs!

  72. Beth Dunlavy Hoppe says:

    love the spirals with some fresh veggies

  73. Jasanna Czellar says:

    I love pasta salad with olive oil, tomatoes and basil!

  74. I like the Classic flavor Suddenly Salad.

  75. My favorite summer pasta dish is angel hair pasta with chopped tomatoes, basil, garlic and parmesan cheese.

  76. Italian Chicken with Fettuccine is one of my favorites.

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  77. My favorite summer pasta dish is pasta salad with parmesan,caesar,green bell peppers,and olives.

  78. Mary Casper says:

    cold spaghetti salad

  79. my favorite pasta salad is noodles tossed with cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and olives with Italian dressing


  80. Lauren Knott says:

    Tuna noodle salad!

  81. Tracy L Davis says:

    macaroni salad

  82. Melissa M says:

    My favorite summer pasta dish is cold pasta salad with asparagus and peas. Yummm.

  83. Ann Fantom says:

    I like to make macaroni salad for our summer picnics

  84. Any kind of pasta salad.

  85. Marian Boll says:

    summer tuna and pasta

  86. Kathy Davis says:

    Cold pasta salad with artichokes.

  87. Pasta with my homemade pasta sauce. I could have it anytime.

  88. I like fettuccine Alfredo

  89. I love every summer salad – produce is so fresh! My favorite is a simple pasta with homemade pesto, fresh tomatoes, and anything else i have around – sometimes fresh spinach, sometimes roasted eggplant, ec.

  90. I love making a pasta salad

  91. I love pasta with roasted veggies (tomato, red onion, zucchini, etc) some goat cheese and herbs.

  92. Shells, tuna and green peas with a mayo dressing.

  93. I like fettuccine Alfredo

  94. I love pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil!

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