Grilled Vegetable Salad with Garlic Dressing

Vegetables, sweet and smoky from the grill, give pasta and cheese a jolt of flavor and color. By doing the grilling ahead, and storing the savory dressing in the refrigerator, this flavor-filled dish is done in the time it takes to simmer pasta.
 
Ingredients:
2 medium red and/or yellow sweet peppers
2 medium Japanese eggplants, halved lengthwise
2 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise, or 8 to 10 yellow sunburst or pattypan squash*
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups dried tortiglioni or rigatoni
3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon bottled roasted minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup cubed fontina cheese (3 ounces)
1 – 2 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian parsley or parsley
 
Directions:
 
1. Halve sweet peppers lengthwise; remove and discard stems, seeds, and membranes. Brush sweet peppers, eggplants, and zucchini with the 1 tablespoon oil. To grill, place vegetables on the grill rack directly over medium-hot coals. Grill, uncovered, for 8 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender, turning occasionally. Remove vegetables from grill; cool slightly. Cut vegetables into 1-inch pieces.
 
2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar, olive oil, water, bottled roasted minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well.
 
3. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain again. In a large bowl combine pasta and grilled vegetables. Pour dressing over salad. Toss lightly to coat. Stir in cheese; sprinkle with parsley. Makes 4 servings.
*Note: If using sunburst or pattypan squash, precook for 3 minutes in a small amount of boiling water before grilling.
Make-Ahead Tip: Cut up cheese; wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Prepare dressing; cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Remove from refrigerator about 15 minutes before tossing with salad.
 
Prep:20 min
Cook:8 min
Carbs:Carbohydrate 40g
Source: Better Homes

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