Rigatoni with Summer Vegetables

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This pasta is packed with the bounty of summer veggies but with a twist. We used a combination of grilled, blanched and marinated vegetables for a combination of textures and flavors to highlight each ingredient. Don’t forget the fresh herbs!



  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Preheat a grill to medium high. Put the tomatoes in a large heatproof bowl; add a big pinch each of salt and pepper. Warm the olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the garlic softens but does not brown, 5 minutes. Pour the garlic oil over the tomatoes; toss.
  2. Lightly brush the bell pepper and carrot halves with olive oil. Grill, turning occasionally, until crisp-tender and well marked, about 10 minutes. Remove to a cutting board; chop the pepper and thinly slice the carrots. Add to the tomatoes and toss.
  3. Add the pasta and a few big pinches of salt to the boiling water and cook as the label directs for al dente, adding the broccoli in the last 2 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain. Add the pasta to the vegetables, along with 2 tablespoons of the cooking water; toss to coat, gradually adding more cooking water as needed if the pasta seems dry. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the basil and chives to the pasta and toss again. Divide among bowls and top with the ricotta salata.