Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

No-cook veggies make this easy dish a weeknight favorite. Peeling zucchini and squash into ribbons makes them fun to eat for kids.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

Step 2

While the pasta cooks, shave zucchini and squash into thin ribbons using a vegetable peeler; place in a large bowl. Add tomatoes and next 7 ingredients (through garlic) to bowl; toss to combine. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to coat.

Step 3

Add pasta to vegetables, tossing gently to combine. Top with panko, basil, radishes, and cheese.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Loved it!

May 10, 2015
We loved this dish.  So easy and flexible. The only grocery store in our vacation spot didn't have yellow squash, but did have zucchini, so I used 1 lb of zucchini and 2 baby bok choy brought from home.  Delicious!  I also used Himalayan salt instead of kosher salt and a mix of tomatoes.  My husband said that this recipe was a keeper.  I agree.

easy, light summer dish

June 18, 2015
I really enjoyed this recipe. I prepped the veggies earlier in the day to save time when it came to dinner. I also ended up sauteing the vegetable mixture for just a few minutes on high heat after it marinated to add some warmth to the dish. You could easily serve this as a healthier alternative to a pasta salad to share at picnics or parties in the summer. I will definitely be making this dish all summer!

Fantastic for the whole family

August 19, 2015
We loved this recipe and I can't wait to make it again. Even our 4 and 5 year olds gobbled it up! 


September 23, 2015
This is delicious. The pasta needs to be hot. It's so much better! Great summer evening dinner!


August 29, 2017
Easy, quick and delicious! My 13 year old daughter did just about everything and we both loved it. Best meal we have made in a while. Thank you!

Light Summer meal

August 30, 2016
This is really good. I agree the pasta needs to be hot. I boiled my squash and zucchini for the last few minutes in with the pasta, while the tomatoe onion spice mix chilled in the frig. It made a great meal. It seems elegant yet it isn't fancy. I swapped a bit of gorgonzola for my cheese and ate every bite. I really liked the mixture of flavors and wouldn't change it much, but did taste it to get the balance of flavors just right.