Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

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This is a recipe for a quick, easy, perfect little light summer pasta salad! It's a great side dish for your next BBQ, picnic or pot luck!

To create this pasta salad you need:

  • 16 oz / 1 lb bag of Fusilli pasta
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 jar of Herbed Summer Squash
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of brine from the Herbed Summer Squash
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil 
  • 1 tb chopped garlic 
  • 1 cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 ts salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to the package, strain and add to a medium mixing bowl to cool.
  2. Trim asparagus and cut the bell peppers into spears. Drizzle both with some olive oil!
  3. On a grill or a cast iron grill cook both asparagus and bell pepper until just done! It took me about 10 / 15 minutes.
  4. Rough chop asparagus, bell pepper and half a jar of Herbed Summer Squash and add it all to the bowl of pasta.
  5. Rough chop basil.
  6. To the bowl also add chopped basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, the juice of the lemon, olive oil, brine, salt and pepper!
  7. Stir and let it marinate for 2-4 hours.

Put it in some recycled mason jars and it's perfect for a picnic!


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