pasta salad veg

Keep summer going with this healthy pasta salad with grilled vegetables and fresh mozzarella.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 yellow squash or zucchini, cut on the diagonal into 1/2-inch slices
2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and quartered
12 ounces fusilli pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
2 cups baby spinach leaves
6 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into bite-size chunks
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped basil
1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Method:

Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush squash and peppers with olive oil and grill, flipping once, until just charred in parts and tender. Transfer to a plate as done and set aside to let cool. Cut into bite-size pieces.

In a large bowl, toss grilled vegetables with pasta, spinach, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, vinaigrette, salt and pepper.

Nutritional Info:
Per Serving:300 calories (150 from fat), 17g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 10g protein

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