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Grilled vegetable pasta salad

9
9
9
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
37 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Bring the fresh taste of the farmer's market to your table with this easy-to-make pasta salad that's loaded with delicious vegetables mixed with the sharp flavor of blue cheese. If you have trouble with the asparagus slipping between the grill grates, simply thread about six or seven of them onto a skewer, rotating occasionally so that they cook evenly on all sides. When choosing asparagus, look for thicker stalks, as those tend not to overcook on the grill. Serve this salad as a healthy and delicious lunch on its own or alongside other salads such as fruit salad or a green salad.

Ingredients

Uncooked bow tie pasta

10 oz

Olive oil

2 tsp

Uncooked asparagus

8 oz, tough ends trimmed

Yellow pepper(s)

1 medium, cut into 2-inch pieces

White wine vinegar

¼ cup(s)

Sugar

1 tsp

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Blue cheese

4 tsp, crumbled

Fresh cherry tomato(es)

1½ cup(s), halved

Fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, or basil or chives, chopped (optional)

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain and toss with olive oil.
  2. Preheat grill. Lightly coat asparagus and pepper with cooking spray. Grill over medium-hot coals until tender, about 5 to 8 minutes depending on size. Flip peppers once during cooking. Turn asparagus occasionally so it cooks evenly on all sides. Remove vegetables from grill and let cool; cut into bite-size pieces.
  3. Combine vinegar, sugar, garlic and cheese in a small bowl. Toss together with pasta, grilled vegetables, tomatoes and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let cool to room temperature before serving.