Grilled Italian Pasta Salad

We have some wonderful garden vegetables right now and some of them are headed for the grill to make this flavorful salad.Grilled Italian Pasta Salad, a garden to grill to table, fresh salad filled with delicious Italian flavor. This is a great fresh salad that takes no time to make and taste like you have been working on it all day. The Italian flavors in this salad with the mix of vegetable and Italian seasons makes it a favorite salad of the season.

Grilled Italian Pasta Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We Start This With Fresh Vegetables

Grilled Italian Pasta Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

In The Grill Basket and On The Grill

Grilled Italian Pasta Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Grill Until Charred 

Grilled Italian Pasta Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Mix The Grilled Vegetables With Cooked Pasta
Add The Awesome Dressing

Grilled Italian Pasta Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Grilled Italian Pasta Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 small zucchini, sliced lengthwise
2 small summer squash, sliced lengthwise
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
1 orange bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
1 green bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
2 red onions, thick slices
5 cups, cooked Penne Pasta
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon Italian season
1 cup fresh basil leaves
Parmesan Cheese, Garnish
The Dressing
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Italian season
pinch pepper flakes
Prepare the dressing:
In a fruit jar or a mixing jar, mix the olive oil,vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, Italian season, salt, pepper and pepper flakes. Put the lid on the jar and shake it well. Set the dressing aside, do not refrigerate at this point.
For the salad:
Cook the Penne Pasta according to package directions.
Drain the pasta and drizzle some of the olive oil over the pasta to keep it loose. Set the pasta aside, keep at room temperature.
Wash and cut all the vegetables.
Place the vegetables in a large bowl and drizzle the remainder of the olive oil over the vegetables.
Sprinkle the salt, pepper, Italian season, over the vegetables and toss to completely cover.
Place in a grilling basket and grill on a medium hot grill.
Toss the vegetables so they can get a good char.
When the vegetables are charred and tender remove from heat.
Pour the Penne Pasta into a large mixing bowl and add the grilled vegetables and mix well. add the fresh basil.
When the vegetables and pasta are mixed, pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
Serve at room temperature or chilled. 
Garnish with shaved Parmesan Cheese
Recipe Tips:
The longer this salad sits the better it gets.
A great make ahead salad.

I Am Serving The Salad On A Large Platter

Time To Serve This Salad

Grilled Italian Pasta Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

So Much Goodness On One Platter

Grilled Italian Pasta Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Grilled Italian Pasta Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We sure enjoyed having you visit with us today, its always so much fun to have friends stop by when we are grilling. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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  1. I can't wait to try this Miz Helen, sounds great!

  2. Miz Helen, I really love the grilled vegetables with the pasta, and the grill basket is very handy!

  3. Talk about farm to table- this is a wonderful way to use your fresh produce- looks delicious

  4. Love all of those grilled veggies in this salad. Great for a side, vegetarian main, or with some grilled chicken, a great meal to make and have for a week's worth of lunches.

  5. On the pasta amount, do you know how many ounces of dry pasta? This looks wonderful.

    1. Hi Lana,
      I use 10 to 12 ounces of pasta. Hope you enjoy the salad and thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a great week.
      Miz Helen

  6. Those veggies looks gorgeous and perfect for this pasta! Sounds so good with the vegetables grilled. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

  7. Hey, I just read your blog, it's amazing thank you for sharing it. I just love italian food and specially Courgette Smoked Salmon And Cream Cheese Rolls its too delicious checkout this amazing Italian Recipes. I m sure you won't regret it.


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