Grilled-Vegetable Pasta with Cumin Recipe

Grilled-Vegetable Pasta with Cumin Recipe

How To Make Grilled-Vegetable Pasta with Cumin

Transform grilled veggies into a tasty vegetable pasta for added smoky hints. It’s made with zucchini, eggplant, and bell pepper for a summer dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1small eggplant,(about 1 lb)
  • 2small zucchini
  • 1red bell pepper
  • 1clovegarlic
  • 6tbspolive oil
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • ¼tsplemon zest,grated
  • 4tsplemon juice
  • 3tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • ¾tspground cumin
  • ¾lbpenne rigate
  • ½⅛parmesan cheese,grated


  1. Light the grill or heat the broiler. In a large shallow bowl, toss the eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, and garlic with 2 tablespoons of the oil, ¼ teaspoon of the salt, and ⅛ teaspoon of the black pepper.

  2. In a small glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the remaining olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, cumin, and the remaining salt and pepper.

  3. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the penne rigate for about 13 minutes until just done. Reserve about 3 tablespoons of the pasta water.

  4. Drain the penne and toss with 1 tablespoon of the reserved pasta water, the oil-and-lemon-juice mixture, and the vegetables. Add more pasta water if the pasta seems dry.

  5. Serve topped with some Parmesan cheese and pass additional Parmesan at the table. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If using the broiler, arrange the vegetables in a single layer on 1 large or 2 smaller baking sheets, preferably nonstick. Grill or broil in batches, turning the vegetables once for 10 to 12 minutes until they are tender and lightly browned. Cut the vegetables into -inch pieces.


  • Calories: 544.73kcal
  • Fat: 22.13g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 74.27g
  • Fiber: 7.24g
  • Sugar: 8.80g
  • Protein: 13.35g
  • Sodium: 451.98mg
  • Calcium: 49.33mg
  • Potassium: 675.69mg
  • Iron: 2.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 65.94µg
  • Vitamin C: 57.00mg
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