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Grilled Zucchini Summer Pasta Salad Recipe

Grilled Zucchini Summer Pasta Salad

Fresh garden produce paired with the smoky char flavor from the grill makes this summer pasta salad your must-make recipe for every picnic and backyard BBQ this season.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled zucchini, picnic recipe, summer pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 318 kcal
Author Betsy Life


  • 1 cup arancici di pepe or other small pasta cooked and drained
  • 1 can garbanzo beans rinsed
  • 2 whole zucchini sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 oz Kerrygold Dubliner cheese cubed
  • 1 cup miniature pepperoni
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil
  • cooking spray


  1. Heat the grill or a grill pan to medium high heat. Spray sliced zucchini with cooking spray and grill 3-4 minutes on each side until charred but still firm.
  2. Remove from heat and cool. Cut into cubes.
  3. In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients. Add zucchini and toss until everything is coated.
  4. Chill and serve cold.
  5. **Note: You can use pretty much any kind of pasta, bean, fresh herbs, vegetables or cheese you have on hand. This recipe is easily customizable
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Zucchini Summer Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Sodium 862mg36%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.