Monday, June 20, 2011

Grilled Vegetables in a Cherry Tomato Sauce


This is a wonderful pasta dish with sweet cherry tomatoes and grilled vegetables making it perfect for this time of year using seasonal squash, and zucchini. I was so lucky my kind neighbor just gave me some from her garden :-)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cloves of chopped garlic 
  • 1/2 a red onion chopped
  • about 15 chopped cherry tomatoes
  • one small zucchini sliced
  • one small yellow squash sliced 
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil 
  • a teaspoon of Italian herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • 8 sliced mushrooms 
  • a handful of frozen peas 
  • penne pasta 
Method:

  1. grill the squash, zucchini, mushrooms with a little salt and pepper and a little olive oil, I use an electric grill, but an outside one would be wonderful, keep to one side
  2. meanwhile, saute onion and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes
  3. add the cherry tomatoes, fresh chopped basil and herbs and simmer for 20 minutes on low to make a lovely sauce 
  4. add grilled vegetables and serve with al dente pasta of choice 

What is your favorite vegetable this time of year?








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41 comments:

  1. I think grilled vegetables and pasta go very well together. This looks delicious .

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  2. Looks simple, delicious and very flavorful. Great dish!

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  3. Un plato sencillo y rico.

    Saludos

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  4. What a nice way to have all the vegetables...

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  5. Home grown vegetables have to be the best! What a lovely dish

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  6. I have never tried grilled vegetables. It looks delicious. I need to try one of these days. Trust you are all well, Rebecca. Take care and have a wonderful day. Mary.

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  7. Grilled veggies..and pasta Yum..will make a scrumptious meal!

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  8. I love pasta dishes like this, Rebecca. Simple, summery and filling!

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  9. Rebecca, this is a simple & fabulous pasta dish.

    Cookin' Canuck and I would love if you linked up this recipe & any 2 other side dishes in this weeks Get Grillin' event posted on both of our blogs. We have a fabulous Ile De France Cheese giveaway. You just need to link up on one site :) http://su.pr/17fizq
    xxoo

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  10. You just can't go wrong with a simple delicious pasta sauce like this! Bursting with health!

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  11. Man, I need a neighbor with fresh veggies! Great dish, very light and summery :)

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  12. rebecca, that is to die for!

    looks simple and healthy.
    a great dish!

    betty

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  13. I am so craving for some psta right now. Yours just so tempting! Slurp....
    Hope you're having a lovely day.
    Kristy

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  14. I love grilled vegatables and this looks just like summer in a dish.
    Mimi

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  15. So good to have fresh veges from the garden. Your pasta looks delish and healthy!

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  16. cherry tomatoes sauce is my fav and grilled veggies init is great idea!

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  17. I have 2 plants of cherry tomatoes that I know will produce little gems; will save this recipe for that time. Thsnk you Rebecca.
    Rita

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  18. Nothing beats fresh out of the garden tomatoes. What a great way to serve them!
    Cheers!
    Doc

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  19. I love this dish. We always can't finish cherry tomatoes and they get shriveled up. I can use it as tomato sauce! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  20. grilled veggies and pasta sounds FANTASTIC!!! :D

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  21. oh so yummy, i think grilled veggies are so good!

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  22. Beautiful dish! I have some veggies that are just begging to be grilled up :)

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  23. Rebecca, are you expecting Jasmine's little brother or sis this Oct???
    Kristy

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  24. Kankana thanks
    yummychunklet thanks
    Jay really its so simple
    Jose :-)
    sangeeta :-)
    Maris so true
    Mary i am good so sorry I don't get to your blog as often as before
    sanjeeta thanks
    Barbara oh me too
    Marla thanks
    Joanne love it bursting with health
    Parsely sage :-)
    Betty thanks
    Kristy thanks boy due Aug
    Anna and mimi love the way you described it
    biren thanks
    Ananda thanks
    Rita my pleasure
    doc thanks
    Nami u will love it
    junia thanks so much
    Teresa thanks
    magic of spice :-)

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  25. This is very healthy pasta and I saw lots of zucchini in the market nowadays (they're imported.) Will get some zucchini soon.

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  26. pasta with grilled veggies will taste awesome. I love simple cherry tomato sauce in there.

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  27. Excellent summer dish. I need to find myself some vegetable growing neighbors!

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  28. Grilling veggies is one of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy them...this sounds awesome :D

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  29. Love the combo of grilled and sauteed veg, I can see making this sauce and using over or with fish/other grains or in eggs.

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  30. What a lovely and healthy dish Rebecca. Fresh from the garden is always best.
    Sam

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  31. a perfectly delicious and healthy summer dish! Love this! Hope you're feeling well! XO :)

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  32. What nice neighbor you have :-) This looks delicious!

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  33. anncoo oh you will love it
    swathi thanks
    sylvie thanks
    girlichef :-)
    Lauren oh nice idea
    Sam so true
    care feeling good thanks for caring hugs Nourhan thanks
    EA thanks and i am blessed

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  34. grilled veggies add such great flavor, yummy!!

    sweetlife

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  35. What a perfect summer recipe! I can already taste the smokiness of grilled veggies and sweetness of the sauce from the cherry tomatoes.

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  36. Love the selection of veggies in this sauce Rebecca. Seasonal, fresh and delicious!

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