Zesty Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

July 21, 2021 By: Comments
Tagged: Summer Dinner Summer Dinner. Dinner Dinner. Bell Pepper Bell Pepper. Affordable Affordable. Pasta Pasta. Low Cost Low Cost. Sides Sides. Labor Day Labor Day. Pasta Dish Pasta Dish. Quick & Easy Quick & Easy. Grilled Grilled. Lunch Lunch. Corn Corn. Zucchini Zucchini. Budget Friendly Budget Friendly.
10 Minutes
20 Minutes
This pasta salad is extra cost-conscious and filling too! Since the main ingredient is pasta, you can really feed a crowd for less with this versatile recipe. Plus, the grilled veggies add a pop of fresh and affordable flavor for the best price possible when you shop our weekly flyer’s savings and sales. Reach for our brands including Food Lion, Nature’s Promise and Taste of Inspirations and it will quickly become an on-budget favorite for your family!


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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large serving bowl, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and toss to coat. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise. Slice the bell pepper in half and remove the seeds. Brush the zucchini, bell pepper and corn with a teaspoon of oil. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the corn for 10 minutes rotating occasionally for even grilling. Grill the zucchini and pepper for 3-4 minutes per side until soft and tender.
  4. When cool enough to handle, slice the corn kernels off of the cobs and chop the vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Add to the pasta along with the crumbled feta and chopped basil.
  5. Whisk together the remaining olive oil, fresh lemon juice and chili flakes. Season with the salt and pepper. Pour over the salad and toss to combine.

Recipe Tip: For an extra pop of fresh flavor add the zest of half a lemon to the pasta salad.