Massachusetts WIC Program

This recipe was provided by Massachusetts WIC and adapted from Chop Chop Magazine.


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4.5 from 6 votes

Summer Squash Pasta Salad

Impress your family and friends with this simple, homemade pasta salad recipe.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salads, Side Dish, Snacks
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 cup dry whole wheat penne Can substitute with Fusilli, Farfalle, or Macaroni
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup salad dressing of choice (Italian, Greek, Ranch, etc)


  • Prepare pasta according to the directions on the package. Place the noodles into a mixing bowl and cool in the refrigerator while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • Dice the squash, zucchini, tomato, and onion into small bite size pieces and place into another bowl.
  • Add in the mozzarella cheese and salad dressing.
  • Lastly, add in the cooked noodles and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately or can be prepared ahead of time and cooled.


Chef Tips • Substitute vegetables depending on what is in season. • Try making your own homemade dressing. • Vary your pasta noodles, dressing, and cheese. • Forget to buy pasta? Don’t worry, use your creative juices to make a fresh veggie salad instead.
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