Pasta Salad With Grilled Veggies


With the remaining fresh veggies and herbs from our purchase at the market, I decided to make a pasta salad with grilled veggies. It turned out really well, and it was great as a light dinner on a hot summer day. I made a homemade vinaigrette that went really well with the grilled veggies. The veggies I used were the ones we had in our fridge, but don’t let that limit your creativity…use whatever you have and whatever you enjoy!


  • 1-2 large cloves of garlic, smashed with the back of the knife, turning garlic into a paste
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 TBSP fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c. canola or veggie oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar or to taste
  • 1 lb. pasta of your choice
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella or feta cheese
  • Grilled veggies: zucchini, yellow squash, onion, eggplant, sliced and coat with olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Basil for garnish


  1. Combine the garlic, salt, pepper, basil, vinegar, oil and sugar in a jar with a tight lid. Shake well to emulsify the dressing.
  2. Slice veggies and coat with olive oil, salt and pepper
  3. Cook pasta according to directions
  4. Grill veggies
  5. Cut your cheese choice into chunks
  6. Combine pasta, grilled veggies, cheese, and as much dressing as you like.

Pasta Salad with Grilled Veggies:


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