Well, we can officialy say that summer has arrived. We love enjoying the warm sunny days while sitting poolside with our family cooking up a storm on the grill. This week's Wednesday family recipe is a summer smash! You will absolutely love this fantastic summer pesto pasta including all your favorite summer veggies mixed with a delicious homemade pesto sauce. Yum!
- 1 lb. spaghetti
- 2 ears corn, shucked
- 1 medium yellow squash, cut into 1/2"-thick slices
- 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2"-thick slices
- 1 small bell pepper, seeded and cut into sixths
- 4 green onions, trimmed
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 c. store-bought refrigerated pesto
- 1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 c. packed fresh parsley, chopped
- Heat grill on medium-high. Cook spaghetti as label directs. Rinse, drain well and let cool completely.
- In large bowl, toss corn, squash, zucchini, bell pepper and onions with oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper until well coated. Grill corn, turning, 10 minutes or until charred in spots. Grill squash, zucchini and bell pepper 4 to 6 minutes or until tender and grill marks appear, turning once. Grill onions 2 minutes or until tender and slightly charred, turning occasionally.
- Into large bowl, from lemon, grate 1/2 teaspoon zest and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. Whisk in pesto and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
- Chop squash, zucchini, pepper and onions; add to bowl with pesto. Cut kernels from cobs; add to bowl along with tomatoes, parsley and cooked pasta. Toss to combine. Serve at room temperature.
Original Recipe From: Good Housekeeping
Nutritional information (per serving): About 370 cals, 12 g protein, 54 g carbs, 12 g fat (2 g sat), 5 g fiber, 435 mg sodium.