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.
Last week I made a really easy, and very tasty sun-dried tomato pesto. I loved this sauce so much, as well as this recipe, I use it in asparagus, sun-dried tomato puff pastry bites which are fun, bite-size appetizers.
This 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.
What is the best pasta to use?
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.
Any 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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Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 519 Total Fat: 30g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 455mg Carbohydrates: 50g Fiber: 7g Protein: 18g