Pasta Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables
Recipe type: Salad, Dinner
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A perfect summer pasta. Loads of grilled vegetables and fresh summer herbs this simple pasta so much flavor that's only better the next day.
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 zucchini or summer squash, cut in quarters
  • 2 bell peppers, red, yellow, or a mixture of both, quartered
  • 12 ounces of fusilli or penne pasta
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 small red onion,- thinly sliced
  • handful chopped fresh basil
  • 1-2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into bite size pieces
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Cook pasta according to directions and cool.
  2. Prepare grill for cooking. Brush squash and bell peppers with olive oil and black pepper.Grill until charred on all sides and tender. Transfer to a plate and let cool. Cut into bite size pieces.
  3. In a serving bowl, toss grilled vegetables with cooled pasta, spinach, tomato, basil, mozzarella, red pepper flakes, vinegar, and a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
Make vegan: omit mozzarella
Recipe by Core Fitness at