Grilled Vegetable Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta
Grilled Vegetable Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta is a delicious use of fresh summer vegetables that are grilled, added to pasta and dressed in a delicious homemade sun-dried tomato pesto. Enjoy warm, cold or room temperature. This pesto pasta travels really well for picnics, road trips or pot luck.
Last week I made a really easy, and very tasty sun-dried tomato pesto. Aside from using as a dip, I tried mixing it with pasta and came up with this amazing dish that I can’t stop eating.
Sun-dried tomato pesto uses
Once I realized how versatile this sauce is, I started experimenting. I use it in asparagus, sun-dried tomato puff pastry bites which are fun, bite-size appetizers (below).
I like any pasta that has ridges and crevices that allows the sauce get into the grooves for maximum flavor with every bite. Fusilli/rotini, shells, cavatappi are all good choices. Avoid flat-shaped pasta because the weight of the vegetables will just make the dish look unappetizing and flat.
This pesto recipe is delicious warm, cold or room temperature for an easy lunch by the pool, take to the beach or enjoy as a light dinner.Most of the summer, I keep a tub of this in the fridge because all of the vegetables make me feel I’m eating healthy. There are some times that I am out of the house all day so I put some in a takeout dish, throw it in my cooler and I have lunch whenever I need it.
Any seasonal vegetable that can be grilled is perfect for this dish. I used zucchini, asparagus, red bell peppers and spring onions. Additions like bocconcini (small bite size mozzarella balls) give a lovely creaminess and cherry tomatoes make for a fresh, sweet bite. For garnish, I love that chopped basil adds a fresh bite to the dish.
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