Friday, January 30, 2009

Grilled veggies with pasta (Katey)


My mom sent this recipe to me and it is VERY similar to one that I make. Super yummy, so I thought I'd post it!

This vibrant vegetable entrée is light and delicious. To ensure even grilling, cut the vegetables into large, similar-sized pieces. After they're cooked, they're chopped into bite-sized pieces. You can substitute yellow squash for zucchini.
1 large zucchini, quartered lengthwise (about 8 ounces)
1 red bell pepper, cut into 4 wedges
1 leek, trimmed and halved
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained
1 head radicchio, quartered
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
Cooking spray
4 cups hot cooked rotini (about 4 cups uncooked corkscrew pasta)
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Prepare grill.
Arrange zucchini, bell pepper, leek, artichokes, and radicchio in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan; sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and garlic. Lightly coat vegetables with cooking spray. Place vegetables on grill rack; grill 3 minutes on each side or until browned and tender. Remove vegetables to a cutting board; chop into bite-sized pieces.
Place pasta in a large bowl; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, tossing well. Stir in grilled vegetables and the tomatoes, and sprinkle with cheese and basil.

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