Personally speaking, I tend to gravitate to heavier pasta dishes. I love the richness of a well-done Alfredo. I am a sucker for the smokiness of a good carbonara. I enjoy a pasta laden with all the meats. What can I say? It is just the way my palate is constructed, I suppose.
But, despite all this, sometimes when the humidity of a Louisville summer hits hard like a layer of wet, heated blankets … I find myself stepping beyond my norm and ordering a light pasta dish brimming with fresh summer vegetables.
Taking a sturdy bucatini and tossing it in olive oil and garlic with roasted summer veggies hits the spot. Not only is it vibrant, it is so darn appealing to both the eye and the taste buds. With the dog days of August now upon us and your local farm markets full of excellent produce, why not tempt your customers with dishes that smack of freshness?
The recipe is simple, yet full of fresh flavor. Give it a try!
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