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Pesto Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

  • Author: Kristin Dovbniak
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 servings 1x



1 12-oz package pasta of choice (we used penne, rotini or cavatappi would work great here, as well!)
1 red or orange bell pepper, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
olive or avocado oil and sea salt 
8 oz ciliegine mozzarella or bocconcini, diced
1/2 cup pesto (this is my favorite simple pesto recipe


1. Toss vegetables in oil and sea salt. Grill until charred on the outside and fork-tender, about 5 minutes per side. Let cool slightly and chop. 

2. Cook pasta in heavily salted water and drain. Spread on a sheet pan to cool quickly. 

3. Toss with vegetables, mozzarella and pesto.