Healthy Pasta Salad: Grilled Zucchini, Goat Cheese and Walnuts

healthy pasta salad

Hello friends, sorry for not posting these past days but we went on holidays which was what we needed after a whole year of hard work. It was a nice way to get away of the everyday routine. In fact, this recipe is one of my favourite this period of time when you don’t want to cook for a long time and want something fresh and healthy to eat. I love organic whole grain pasta’s health benefits and I truly believe that it goes really well with goat cheese and grilled zucchini (the zucchini I used was the one we are growing in our garden) and you will need just a few ingredients to make this recipe. It doesn’t get better than that! πŸ™‚

If you want to try this recipe you will need:

Serves 2 persons

190 gr of Organic Whole grain Fusilli (but you can use any type of pasta you like)

1 whole Zucchini

50-80 gr of goat cheese ( I used the one with chives and parsley but you can use the plain one)

1 fresh hot chili (optional)

2 tablespoons of Extra VirginΒ Olive Oil

30 gr of Walnuts

Salt

healthy pasta salad ingredients

The preparation:

First, cook the pasta (al dente) on the boiling water for about 9 minutes (it depends upon the type of pasta) then drain it Β and place the pasta on a big bowl with a teaspoon of oil and mix-this way it won’t get sticky. Meanwhile, on a non stick frying pan with no oil turn the heat on maximum and place the sliced zucchini. Cook them for about 2-3 minutes each side until slightly brown, then add to the pasta. Cut the goat cheese into small cubes, Β roughly smash the walnuts andΒ add to the pasta. Then carefully chop the fresh chili and add it to the pasta. Salt, add the rest of the oil, mix very carefully and that’s it!

healthy pasta salad

 

Hope you will like this simple but very healthy and fresh pasta salad. I love the texture of the whole grain pasta, the creamy cheese and the crunch that the walnuts add to it. I definitely recommend trying it and please let me know what is your favourite summer dish!

Hope you all have an amazing summer! πŸ™‚

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44 comments

    1. Thank you very much Dimple I am happy you like it! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  1. Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Thank you very much for the very nice comment. I am really happy you like it, hope you get the chance to try it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  2. Yummy…… πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Veda for the nice comment!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  3. Straightforward, simple and tasty! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try this πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah for the very nice comment, you are very nice and please let me know how it goes!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  4. Looks scrumptiously healthy. Just had baked zucchini, love your recipe! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice comment! I really do appreciate you always being very nice! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Y W, Alice! πŸ™‚

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      2. It is always a pleasure to pass by your site! πŸ™‚

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      3. Thank you very much! πŸ™‚

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  5. looks absolutely delicious!

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    1. Wow thank you very much for the nice words, I am happy you like this simple recipe! It is my favourite at the moment! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes and thank you for stopping by,
      Alice

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  6. I have always wanted to try making something like this. Thanks for the post!!

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  7. This sounds both yummy and interesting! I would never think about adding walnuts to pasta, but it sounds like it works.

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice comment, I really like the walnuts but you can even add pine nuts or pistachios, instead! Hope you get the chance to try it! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. Looks so delicious, I’ll have to try some walnuts with my pasta the next time I make it! I’m a huge fan of the combination of pine nuts and pesto too!

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  9. Alice…The salad looks soo delightful!!

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  10. Alice…The salad looks soo delightful!!

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words, I am really happy you like it. Hope you get the chance to try it. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. Welcome back Alice! Great recipe as always! 😊

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    1. Thank you Farianti for being always very kind! πŸ™‚
      I am happy you like it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    1. Thank you for the very nice comment! πŸ™‚

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  12. Lovely! All my favourite things on one plate!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words. Hope you get the chance to try it.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  13. Beautiful combination of colours! Very pleasing to the eyes and tasty at the same time!

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by and the very kind words,
      I’m really happy you find it interesting,

      Best Wishes,
      Alice

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  14. Nice one! One we should try before the summer leaves us shivering again.

    Thanks for visiting and liking the Graked Fish πŸ™‚

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    1. You are more than welcome and thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  15. Sounds soooo good!! I am getting hungry.. thanks for the recipe! I will sure try it πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you monisbaking for always being so kind, I really hope you will like the results! πŸ™‚
      Very best wishes,
      Alice

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  16. Thanks for fantastic TIP! I love it. πŸ™‚ Have a nice summer. Kamila

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    1. Thank you Kamila, I’m glad you like the recipe,
      hope you get the change to try it πŸ™‚

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  17. Oh this looks amazing. It doesn’t seem complicated and yet it looks so gorgeous. I’ll definitely have to try it! xx

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind words,
      Hope you will like the results πŸ™‚

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  18. This looks delicious… and ever better that you could use such fresh zucchini!

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    1. Thank you Natalie for the very nice words and stopping by, I loved that zucchini ( my husband was so proud of it) πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  19. A simple, but delicious and healthy recipe. Wonderful recommendation!

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words! I am really happy you found it interesting! Hope you get the chance to try it! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  20. This recipe looks delicious! Thank you! πŸ™‚

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