Monday, July 11, 2011

Pesto Pasta with Grilled Yellow Pepper and Onion

I hesitated posting this recipe just because of the availability of LeGrand Sundried Tomato Pesto. I found this treasure by accident at our local co-op, The Common Market. I brought it home to taste and thought, wow, this will be great on pasta with grilled sweet yellow pepper and grilled sweet onion. Now, when you bite into this, the flavor is so crisp and delicious. The sweet pepper and onion really compliment this pasta dish, adding a nice little sweet crunch to the pasta. Another benefit is that it is not mayonnaise based and this dish can survive the heat of summer. Now run don't walk to the Common Market in Frederick, Md, and enjoy this easy to make treasure. This is a keeper that will keep calling you back to the fridge for more.

Pesto Pasta with Grilled Yellow Pepper and Onion

  • 1 box Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta, Rotini
  • 1 pkg. Le Grand, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto 5.5oz.
  • 2 small or 1 large sweet yellow pepper
  • 1 large sweet vidalia onion
  • Pam spray, olive oil
Boil pasta according to package directions.

Preheat gas grill to high. Meanwhile remove seeds and stem from pepper, then cut ends off of onion and remove outer skin. Cut onion in half legthwise. Spray pepper and onion with oil on all sides. Place on grill for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally. When done set aside on plate to cool.

To the cooked and drained pasta add the whole package of LeGrand Pesto, stir well until thoroughly mixed through. Dice onion and pepper into bite size pieces and toss in to pasta well. Chill for several hours or overnight.

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