Ravioli with tomatoes and butter.By David Latt
Summer is no time to spend hours heating up your kitchen for a three-course hot dinner, but you don't want to feed your family take-out or cold sandwiches either.
The perfect compromise is a summer pasta dish.
Here are three flavorful dishes that make good use of lots of healthy summer produce to accompany pasta -- which you can boil up quickly without taxing your home's air conditioning.
Serve these with a tossed salad and you've got dinner made in the shade.
The recipe works well with home-prepared grilled or roasted vegetables or ones you bring home in a doggie bag.
2 cups finely chopped roasted vegetables, including carrots, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower or eggplant
½ cup roughly chopped, fresh tomatoes
¼ cup Italian parsley, leaves only, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled, finely chopped
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