We're at that time of the year where we're slowly stepping away from the unctuous, long-simmering stews, and rejiggering our repertoires to include more of the fresh, bright dishes heralding the warmer months. Seeing all of the season's bounty starting to shoot forth also makes it much easier (and often, less expensive) to load up on happy, colorful produce. It's all I want to do after throwing on an easy, breezy sundress, grabbing a floppy sun hat, and hitting the burgeoning market stands.

Take a cue from our wealth of veg-loving pastas below, and start lining up your weeknight menus. While you're at it, make a double-batch so you have plenty left over for your lunch the next day — these easygoing pastas would taste just as good at room temperature as they do hot.

You say tomato ...

1. Pasta with fresh tomato sauce

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2. Michael Ruhlman's pasta with tomato water, basil, and garlic

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... We say yay pesto!

3. Swiss chard stalk pesto with pepitas

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4. Creamy pesto pasta with fresh tomatoes

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Get in your greens

5. Tagliarini with asparagus and herbs

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6. One-pot pasta primavera

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7. Asparagus pasta with pistachio aillade

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8. Pasta with yogurt, green peas, and all the herbs

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9. Pasta with prosciutto, snap peas, mint, and cream

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10. Weeknight broken lasagna with lots of greens

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Summer favorites

11. Zucchini pasta marinara

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12. Spicy eggplant pasta

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13. Linguine with red pesto and corn

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14. Lemon-dill orzo pasta salad with cucumbers, olives, and feta

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15. Summer vegetable and glass noodle salad

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16. Spaghetti alla nerano (spaghetti with zucchini)

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17. Roasted ratatouille pasta

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18. Summer weekend pasta

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19. Penne with sweet summer vegetables, pine nuts, and herbs

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And we'll never say no to seasonless vegetables

20. Spicy thai carrot noodles

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21. The splendid table's pasta with two broccolis and raisin-pine nut sauce

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22. Broccoli aglio e olio with gremolata breadcrumbs

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This story was originally published on Food52.com: 22 veggie-loaded pastas for dinner (and then your lunch box).