Monday, May 20, 2019

Grilled Veggie Pasta #BBQ Week

Pasta tossed with fresh tomatoes, basil, grilled vegetables and olive oil makes for a quick, easy and tasty Meatless Monday meal.

Welcome to Day 1 of BBQ Week.......

Today is the first day of a week long event hosted by Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures.  They have invited members of our Festive Foodie group to join them each day in getting ready for BBQ Season.  We will be sharing our favorite grilled foods as well as the sides that we enjoy serving at BBQ's, Picnics and Outdoor Gatherings.

Let's take a look at what everyone is sharing at our Potluck today........

There are a LOT of amazing recipes listed there that I cannot wait to try.  Summer, in our house, means lots of outdoor entertaining around the pool.   My brother and his wife visit with us each July from California so it is a month long celebration of family and friends with BBQ's nearly every night.

This pasta starts off with grilled summer vegetables and fresh tomatoes.  It is perfect, especially during the summer when tomatoes are in season.  It can be served as a main dish or as a side.  It is healthy, nutritious and delicious.

The recipe as written makes 4 generous main dish servings.  It is easily doubled and tripled for crowds.  Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow to see what we're cooking up for you.......

Grilled Veggie Pasta

Yield: 4 servings
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 35 M
Pasta tossed with fresh tomatoes, basil, grilled vegetables and olive oil makes for a quick, easy and tasty Meatless Monday meal.


  • 1/2 lb pasta, cooked per package directions
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 5 basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • 1/2 c. olive oil, divided
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 baby eggplant, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 small yellow squash, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion, cut into bite size chunks
  • Parmesan cheese for serving.


How to cook Grilled Veggie Pasta

  1. Place the eggplant, zucchini and yellow squash into a bowl.  Add 2 T. of the olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.  Transfer to a grill pan and grill over med high heat until vegetables are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, toss the tomatoes with the oil, basil, salt and pepper in a large bowl.  Set aside.
  3. When veggies are tender and pasta is cooked per package directions, add both to the tomatoes and toss to coat with the oil and seasonings.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve warm or at room temperature.
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  1. This is perfect for summer entertaining.

  2. Recipes like this make me so glad to have a side burner on my grill! I can sit out on the patio with a nice beverage and put the whole meal together. Can't wait to try it!

  3. Love that you bulked this up with veggies! I bet you could use veggie pasta and really sneak in the veggies!

  4. I love the ingredients of your pasta salad! It looks so refreshing and tasty! Love the parmesan cheese in this!

  5. Summer veggies grilled for pasta sounds so good!

  6. Those big flakes of cheese look amazing!

  7. A BBQ every night? Wow! That is definitely a fun time. I can't wait to try of the nights Jake and I indulge in pasta. Yum. Thanks for sharing, Wendy.

    1. Thanks Cam, it is a quick, easy and tasty dinner but definitely not carb free LOL.

  8. Great idea to grill veggies to put in the pasta salad!

  9. Grilling those veggies...BRILLIANT!!! So much flavor!!!

  10. I am a big fan of non-mayo-based pasta salads for summer - this one looks great!

  11. I needed a recipe like this for my vegan friends that come over. I always like to have a substantial dish for them, too!

  12. I'm a sucker for pasta salads. They're so delicious and versatile. Looks yummy!

  13. What a brilliant idea to use grilled veggies in a pasta salad for summer!

  14. Oh this looks heavenly. Perfectly summery! I am so ready for some grilled fresh veggies and I love pairing them with pasta. This looks great!


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