Cavatappi Pasta Salad

Cavatappi Pasta Salad: Meatless Monday

Published On June 10, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Eating Healthy, Food, Recipes

Here’s Another Meatless Monday Recipe!

It’s Meatless Monday and we have another yummy recipe for those of you who are giving up meat on this particular day of the week.  Even if you’re not following the Meatless Monday movement, you will not be able to resist trying this delicious dish from the Organized Cook.  Labeled as a side entree on her site, Cavatappi Pasta Salad is very filling and can definitely be eaten as a stand-alone dish.  Perfect for summertime and easy to make, Cavatappi Pasta Salad may convert you to being meatless every day of the week.

Cavatappi Pasta Salad

Cavatappi Pasta Salad photo courtesy of Toni Spilsbury

Cavatappi Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • Cavatappi Pasta- 1 lb
  • Zucchini & Squash- 1 each, diced into half-chunks
  • Red Grape Tomatoes- 1 pint, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Yellow Grape Tomatoes- 1 pint, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Olive oil- 1/2 cup
  • Salt- 1 teaspoon
  • Parmesan cheese- 8 oz., shredded

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta in salted water until tender
  2. Drain pasta reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water, then rinse pasta under cool water
  3. Transfer cooled pasta to salad bowl
  4. Heat oven to Broil
  5. Place zucchini, squash and tomato slices onto baking sheet and season with salt
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to cover vegetables
  7. Cook until vegetable are tender and tomatoes begin to release juice, approximately 12 minutes
  8. Add vegetables with juice to pasta along with pasta water, then toss
  9. Top with Parmesan cheese
Cavatappi Pasta Salad 1

Cavatappi Pasta Salad photo courtesy of Toni Spilsbury

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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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