Pesto Pasta with Chorizo and Grilled Vegetables

A nice, light summer pasta dish. With freshly grilled veggies, and some spicy Chorizo. This dish is quick, easy, healthy and absolutely delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1 1/4 cups dry pasta (such as rotini or bowties)
  • 1 med zucchini sliced
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red pepper sliced in 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Chorizo sausages
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the BBQ to medium high heat. Place your grilling bowl on the BBQ, and let it heat up as the BBQ is heating up.

  2. In a large bowl, add the zucchini, red pepper, and cherry tomatoes. Toss them in olive oil, salt and pepper.

  3. Toss the veggies into the grill bowl, and place the Chorizo sausages on the grill. Cook for 12-15 minutes, until the veggies are nicely browned, and the Chorizo is juicy, and cooked through. Remove from grill and let the Chorizo rest.

  4. Cook pasta noodles according to directions on the package.

  5. Place a pan on the stove on medium heat. Add the noodles and pesto to the pan and toss until nicely combined. Add the chorizo and grilled vegetables. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

  6. Serve with some freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

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