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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Pasta with Veggies Recipe

I love pasta and vegetables, especially when they're combined together. This guest-post recipe is courtesy of Pasta Fits. I think it would be perfect for lunch or dinner and looks really easy to prepare. I will have to head on over to our local farmer's market next weekend and pick up some romaine hearts, asparagus and fresh lemons. Now that the summer heat is kicking into high gear, it's the perfect recipe for you to make using your bbq grill.

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Pasta with Grilled Veggies Recipe
Grilled Lemon-Garlic Pasta with Veggies Recipe

4 oz. ziti
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil for brushing
1 (6 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breast
8 oz. romaine hearts, halved lengthwise
8 oz. ½ bunch asparagus, trimmed of tough stems
½ tsp. lemon zest
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. grated garlic

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook the ziti according to package directions. Drain and reserve.

Heat an outdoor grill or grill pan over high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and a little of the oil. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 3 – 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Reserve. Brush the romaine and the asparagus with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the romaine and asparagus on the grill. The romaine will start to char on the outside, turn to allow all sides to get a little char, about 3 minutes total. Remove from the grill and reserve. The asparagus will turn bright green and have grill marks when it’s ready, also about 3 minutes. Remove from grill and reserve. When the chicken, romaine and asparagus are cool enough to handle, chop the chicken into bite-sized chunks, roughly chop the romaine, and slice the asparagus into 2” pieces. Reserve.

In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Place the chicken, romaine, asparagus and ziti in a bowl and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

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