Fresh pasta salad with grilled veggies brushed with olive oil. Gives plain pasta an edge.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Lightly brush vegetables with 1 tablespoon of the oil. For a charcoal grill, place vegetables on the rack of the grill over medium-hot coals. Cover and grill for 3 to 5 minutes for asparagus, turning once, and about 10 minutes for the zucchini, sweet pepper, and onion, turning once, or until vegetables are tender. Remove and cool slightly. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add vegetables to grill rack and grill as above.)

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  • Cut vegetables into 1/2-inch pieces and toss with pasta in a large bowl. Add remaining oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper to pasta mixture; toss to coat. Top with fresh oregano and, if desired, Parmesan. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; 12 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 152 mg sodium. 281 mg potassium; 49 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 9 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 1409 IU vitamin a; 47 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 5 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 157 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 20 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;

Reviews (3)

118 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: Unrated
08/04/2016
It was tasty.  I added some cayenne and garlic powder to the dressing.  I topped it off with grilled chicken breast.  For the chicken breast, I sprayed the breast lightly with olive oil and seasoned it with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and garlic pepper.  I served the salad with toasted jalapeño focaccia bread.  My husband loved the meal.
Rating: Unrated
07/27/2015
I added chick peas and black olives and it's my main course. Omg it's amazing. Add spices to taste and you have a winner
Rating: Unrated
07/01/2016
If I don't grill, what's the best way to cook the veggies? Maybe saute them in a wok on the stove?
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