Mertzie's Lucky Pasta Salad with roasted veggies

Michelle Koletar/Mertz


Yesterday, we were expecting to lose power from Hurricane Sandy (10/29/12). I cooked a package of farfalle al dente, & tossed with olive oil, to have on hand. Fortunately, we were blessed to have no hurricane damage or a loss of power, although the storm itself was very scary.
Today, I roasted fresh veggies, put this together, and that's why I consider it "lucky". Never did I think I would be having power today to roast veggies in my oven!
I gave all of my neighbors a batch of this 2nte. It's delicious, & I served with grilled Italian bread smothered w/ butter, paprika, & garlic.


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lb. farfalle (or any pasta) cooked al dente
bunch asparagus
green squash
oz. baby portabellas
fresh parsley, fresh basil, grated parm
lb. good mozzarella, in chunks
black pepper
vinaigrette salad dressing (recipe follows)

How to Make Mertzie's Lucky Pasta Salad with roasted veggies


  • 1Cook farfalle to al dente. I cooked day before, as stated, and tossed in oo & refrigerated.
  • 2Heat oven to 375 degrees. Wash veggies well & chop up to large bite-sized chunks. (Don't chop the tomatoes too tiny). Dry veggies off & place on roasting pans. I kept each item together, in case one cooked faster than another (i.e., kept all the tomatoes together, the onion together, the squash together, etc.). Toss some olive oil over top & sea salt generously. Roast & turn occasionally. As each veg was done to my liking, I removed from oven & let cool.
  • 3Drain the veggies when they are cool, handling gently. Then add them to the pasta. Add the dressing. Add some chopped fresh basil & fresh parsley. Add some grated parm & stir. Add the mozzarella chunks when you are close to serving. Either refrigerate or serve immediately at room temperature.
  • 4Dressing: 1/4 cup of roasted garlic grapeseed oil; 1/4 cup of light olive oil; 1/8 cup of white wine vinegar; 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar; pinch of sugar; about 1/2 tsp of dried Italian seasonings. Shake or mix well. Enjoy!

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About Mertzie's Lucky Pasta Salad with roasted veggies

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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