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Summer Pasta Salad with Grilled Zucchini, Ricotta, Pesto & Olives

Summer is the best time to grill anything- especially fresh vegetables. This summer pasta salad is an excellent example: tender, grilled zucchini accompanied by rich pesto dressing, Greek olives, roasted garlic and creamy ricotta for a delicious combination of flavors. Add grilled chicken or fish to make it a hearty meal.

  • Prep Time

    10min

  • Cook Time

    15min

  • Total Time

    25min

  • Serving Size

    4-6

  • Recipe Category Pasta Salad

  • Recipe Cuisine Italian

  • Level Easy

Recipe By: DeLallo

Directions

  • Dressing:
  • Whisk the pesto and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking constantly until fully incorporated. Continue to whisk for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  • Set the dressing aside for 10 minutes to allow the flavor to develop.
  • Salad:
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add salt, then add the pasta. Cook until al dente, then drain in a colander and set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, drizzle zucchini with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill for about 5 minutes for visible grill marks.
  • In a saucepan, toss halved grape tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Sauté for about 4 to 5 minutes—until tomatoes are soft and slightly caramelized.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss whole wheat pasta with dressing, then combine with grilled zucchini, tomatoes and chopped olives. Top with small dollops of ricotta.

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Summer Pasta Salad with Grilled Zucchini, Ricotta, Pesto & Olives

Summer is the best time to grill anything- especially fresh vegetables. This summer pasta salad is an excellent example: tender, grilled zucchini accompanied by rich pesto dressing, Greek olives, roasted garlic and creamy ricotta for a delicious combination of flavors. Add grilled chicken or fish to make it a hearty meal.