Pasta Primavera

Primavera means "spring" in Italian and this dish is full of spring time vegetables.


  • Salt, for seasoning pasta water
  • 1 box linguine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for topping
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 large head broccoli, florets and stems separated
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella
  • Fresh basil, for garnish


  1. Set water in a large pasta pot to boil. Add salt. When the water comes to a boil, add linguine and cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. Coat a large pan with olive oil. Heat over medium-high heat and add onions to caramelize. Once fragrant, add diced zucchini, tomatoes, and broccoli stems.
  3. Add broccoli florets to boiling pasta to cook for about 2 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to the pan of sautéed vegetables.
  4. Add carrots and mozzarella ball to the pan last.
  5. Using a pasta ladle, remove pasta from pot and transfer to pan with vegetables. Top with olive oil and stir. Top with basil.