Lunch | Side

Taste of Summer Pasta Salad

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 10 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 8


  • 432


  • 18g


  • 61g


  • 13g




  • 1 lb Short Cut Whole Wheat Pasta (bowtie, elbows, penne, rotini)
  • 1 Cup Fresh Basil, torn
  • ½ Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Chives, chopped
  • ⅛ Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flake
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 4 Ears Corn, boiled, steamed, grilled or raw, kernels removed from cobb
  • 2 Cups Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • DDairy:

    Omit cheese

  • GGluten:

    Use a gluten-free pasta


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Cook Pasta Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  • 3.

    Combine Ingredients with Pasta To a large serving bowl, add the basil, olive oil, cheddar cheese, lemon juice, chives, red pepper flake, and salt and pepper. Add the hot pasta to the bowl and stir very well to combine.

  • 4.

    Add Corn, Tomatoes, Avocados, & Serve Add the corn kernels and cherry tomatoes. Stir to combine. Top with diced avocado and season with more salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy!

  • 5.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes

Whole Wheat Pasta

Whole wheat pasta is an excellent source of fiber. Fiber is particularly beneficial for those with MS because it can help with digestive regularity and reduces the risk of heart disease.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat. This type of fat may help to reduce the risk of heart disease. This is important because women with MS may be at higher risk of developing heart disease. The oleic acid in olive oil may also reduce inflammation.

Fatigue Buster

  • Cheese

    Purchase pre-shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

  • Lemon Juice

    Purchase pre-squeezed lemon juice.

  • Corn

    Use 2 cups thawed, frozen corn instead of cutting corn off the cobb.

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