Grilled Vegetable-Pesto Pasta Salad

Grilled Vegetable-Pesto Pasta SaladRecipe
Grilled Vegetable-Pesto Pasta Salad is perfect for summer potlucks and it works great as a side dish alongside grilled chicken.

Yield:

Serves: 6

Cost per Serving:

$$2.30

Recipe from

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 22 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 460
Fat 23 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 47 g
Fiber 9 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Sodium 816 mg

Ingredients

1 zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide pieces
1 yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch-wide pieces
1 red bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 red onion, cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
3 cups whole-grain farfalle or penne
1 15.5-oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 7-oz. container refrigerated pesto (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup grated pecorino Romano
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to medium heat (300ºF to 350ºF). In a large bowl, toss zucchini, squash, bell pepper, onion and Italian seasoning with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Lightly brush grill rack with oil. Grill vegetables, covered, until lightly charred in spots but still crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes on each side. Remove vegetables, let cool and chop. Cover and set aside.

2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente, about 10 minutes or as package label directs. Drain.

3. Toss pasta, vegetables, beans, pesto, cheese, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper to combine. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and lemon juice just before serving.