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arugula pasta salad with peaches in a bowl

Peach, Tomato & Corn Arugula Pasta Salad

Delicious peach, tomato & corn arugula pasta salad made with summer produce like juicy peaches and tomatoes, and corn off the cob. This easy vegetarian pasta salad is tossed with just olive oil and fresh lemon juice for a light, flavorful salad that's perfect for lunch, parties & picnics!
Course Lunch, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Keyword arugula pasta salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 287 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fusilli pasta (regular, whole grain or gluten free will work)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Lot of freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta (about ¾ cup)
  • 2 large ripe peaches, sliced or diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved (I love using heirloom cherry tomatoes for color variety!)
  • 1 cup raw corn off the cob (or you can use thawed frozen corn or canned)
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces baby arugula (about 6 packed cups of arugula)

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a little salt. Once water boils, add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 7-9 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving a few tablespoons of water for later. Place pasta in large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes until well combined. Pour the dressing over warm pasta and add a little reserved pasta water to help keep the pasta moist and non-sticky. Immediately add feta and gently give the pasta a toss.
  3. Next add in the peach slices, cherry tomatoes, corn, red onion and arugula. Toss to combine. Taste and add more olive oil, lemon juice, salt and/or pepper, if necessary. Great warm or cold. Serves 6.

Recipe Notes

This arugula pasta salad will stay fresh covered in the fridge for about 3-4 days. It's delicious made ahead of time, too, so feel free to prep it the night before a picnic or bbq, or prep it for your weekday lunches.

Nutrition Facts
Peach, Tomato & Corn Arugula Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (based on 6))
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.4g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Carbohydrates 45.9g15%
Fiber 3.5g15%
Sugar 10.4g12%
Protein 8.4g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.