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Grilled Vegetable Pasta with Romesco | A Couple Cooks

Grilled Vegetable Pasta

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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 main dish servings 1x


This crowd-pleasing grilled vegetable pasta has double the grilled veggies: they’re grilled for the pasta and to blend into the zesty romesco sauce!


  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 3 large heads of broccoli
  • 1/2 medium to large red onion
  • 3 tablespoons SimplyNature Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon plus a few pinches kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup Southern Grove Oven Roasted Unsalted Almonds
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 15-ounce can Happy Harvest Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Stonemill Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Stonemill Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 pound SimplyNature Organic Pasta (linguine or penne, or gluten-free pasta if desired, for example the liveGfree line)
  • 2 to 4 ounces Happy Farms Preferred Feta, optional


  1. Grill the vegetables: Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Cut off the tops off of the peppers and remove the pith and seeds. Remove the stems from the top and cut the top in half, then quarter the bottoms. Cut the broccoli into bite-sized florets. Cut the onion into thick slices. Coat vegetables lightly with about 1 tablespoon olive oil and a few pinches of kosher salt. Use your hands to rub the olive oil into the veggies so they are lightly coated.
  2. Place a few sheets of foil to cover the entire grill (or use a grill basket). Poke several small holes in the foil. Place the veggies on the foil and grill them, turning occasionally, until tender and lightly charred (about 15 minutes). Remove from the grill and place the vegetables on a baking sheet.
  3. Make the romesco sauce: Peel the garlic. In a blender or food processor, add the almonds, garlic, tomatoes (including the can juice), 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, and kosher salt. When the vegetables are grilled, remove the pepper slices and place them in the blender. Process the sauce until smooth.
  4. Make the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta until al dente, then drain.
  5. Combine the pasta with the romesco sauce and grilled broccoli and onions, then taste and add additional salt as desired (we added about 1/2 teaspoon — for the vegan version, you can add more salt than for the vegetarian version, since feta adds salt). Top with feta crumbles and serve.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Italian American

Keywords: Grilled vegetable pasta, Pasta Recipe, Summer Pasta Recipe, Grilled Pasta Recipe