Pasta with Kale and Summer Squash

It’s easy to fall in love with a pasta dish that incorporates loads of summer time veggies and is easy to make. This dish will fill you up without weighing you down while providing vital nutrients that your body craves.


  • While water is heating for the pasta, heat half the oil and butter in a wide skillet over low heat.  Add the green onions, kale, lemon zest, thyme, and few pinches salt and cook slowly, stirring occasionally.
  • When the water boils, salt it, add the summer squash, and cook until partially tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Scoop it out, add it to the kale and green onions, and continue cooking.
  • Cook the pasta, drain it, and then add it to the pan.
  • Raise the heat and stir in the remaining oil, basil, tomatoes, fresh pepper to taste, and a few tablespoons cheese.
  • Divide among pasta plates and grate a little cheese over each portion.


Recipe Credit

Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three that loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips. Follow her at