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24 easy summer pasta recipes

Big, tomato-based pasta dishes are often too hearty for our sweltering summer days but we aren't about to give up pasta for three months! So, we've gathered our best light pastas and warm pasta salads, featuring simple olive oil and pesto sauces, as the perfect alternative. We have a delicious linguine with garlic prawns, vegetarian pasta with radishes and a range of tasty pesto pastas. There's even a zucchini 'spaghetti' recipe for those who are gluten-free.
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pumpkin and chorizo risotto
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Pumpkin and chorizo risotto

Leftover risotto makes great risotto cakes; simply shape cold risotto into patties, then pan-fry until browned lightly on both sides. Note
prawn spaghettini
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Prawn spaghettini

Fast and fresh is what most of us are looking for in a mid-week dinner, this prawn spaghettini recipe is fast, fresh, tasty and healthy. Winner.
shellfish pasta
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Shellfish pasta

Pasta and pippies are a delicious combination, this dish is loaded with both, plus prawns, mussels, white fish, parsley and lemon.

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Peri peri chicken

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