Grilled Ratatouille Pasta

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Before summer’s up and all the perfectly crisp produce disappear with the sizzling sun, we’re firing up the grill more than ever! But not just steaks, skewers and pizzas. With the high heat from a gas grill or grill pan, you can quickly toast up bell peppers, onions, zucchini, eggplant and any other hearty vegetable.

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Tossing grilled veggies with your favorite pasta (I used whole wheat rotini) makes a simple and delicious side dish alongside chicken or fish, or a mouthwatering main meal on its own. Serve it warm, room temperature or chilled. You can’t go wrong!

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Kinda like summer in a bowl, huh? I love all the vibrant natural colors from the veggies and fresh parsley. So pretty!

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I may be making this saucy, scrumptious ratatouille once the weather chills and signs of summer become faint. But in the meantime, this grilled ratatouille pasta packed with plenty of nutrient rich, flavorful veggies will be my go-to side dish. Give it a whirl for yourself!

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Grilled Ratatouille Pasta

Yield: Makes 4-5 servings

Ingredients:

Salt and pepper

1/2 pound whole wheat pasta, such as rotini or cavatappi

1/4 cup olive oil, divided, plus more for grilling

1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise

1 bell pepper, halved, stemmed, and seeded

1 small red onion, halved

1 small eggplant, cut lengthwise into thick slices

4 large tomatoes, cut crosswise into thick slices

3 to 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

In a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta and return to pot; place away from heat.

Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high; lightly oil hot grill. Working in batches if necessary, lightly brush vegetables with 2 tablespoons oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill, turning occasionally, until browned and tender. Transfer vegetables to a cutting board and let cool slightly.

Roughly chop vegetables and add to pasta. Add 2 tablespoons each oil and vinegar, or to taste. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with parsley, and serve warm or cold.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Martha Stewart

      

11 Responses to “Grilled Ratatouille Pasta”

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    Vicki Bensinger — August 20, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    This is such a great way to use all those wonderful summer veggies before they’re gone. Your dish is so nice and light, colorful and refreshing. Nice photo.

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    SkinnyMommy — August 20, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    So funny I was just thinking of making a Ratouille pizza bc I have so many great summer veggies right now. Your pasta looks delish!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — August 20, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    Yum! I’m making this for a BBQ I’m hosting tomorrow!

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — August 20, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    I did something very similar just this weekend…we grilled veggies Friday and I used the leftovers for a pasta salad on Saturday. I adore these veggies that you chose. Ratatouille is so fun!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 20, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    What a pefect summer side dish! Grilled veggies are my favorite!

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    marla — August 20, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

    Georgia, I LOVE the idea of all those grilled veggies in this pasta!

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    Leslie — August 21, 2012 @ 1:27 am

    I love love love grilling veggies!!!!! prefect to throw in some pasta!

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    Kelsey — August 21, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    What a gorgeous dish. All those colors? Perfection.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — August 21, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    I love this, and not just because it reminds me of the movie :) I always seem to enjoy my food too when it’s this colorful!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 21, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    Love the gorgeous colors here! And grilling veggies is always a plus in my book!

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    Nicole — August 22, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    I love grilled veggies. This looks wonderful! One can never have too many summer pasta recipes.

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