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Grilled Vegetable Salad – select ripe summer vegetables blistered over hot flames and then tossed in simple yet complex tasting citrus herb vinaigrette! This delicious simple vegan salad is ready in minutes.
Summertime is the best! You can’t beat the wide selection of fruits and vegetables available for your pleasure. I made use of as many as I could in this grilled vegetable salad.
This salad recipe came together rather easily. I just chose fresh, hearty vegetables I had a available at the time and grilled them over high heat. Grill + veggies are a love match made in heaven.
Grilled Vegetables Ingredients
This is a simple, delicious recipe and can work with pretty much any combination of vegetables. I could have easily included onions or peppers or melons so feel free to choose your preference.
I chose vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, peppers, corn on the cob, asparagus, and tomatoes; these were all ones I knew would stand up to the blistering heat from direct grilling.
I added peaches for contrasting sweetness and tartness.I used several different vegetables for this salad, but the only reason to the rhyme was what are the firm veggies I can think of on the spot. The dressing would be simple, but flavorful.
- Padron Peppers
- Fresh Herbs (cilantro and basil)
- Olive Oil
What other vegetables are good options for grilling?
This is a simple, delicious recipe and can work with pretty much any combination of vegetables. I could have easily included onions, melons, okra, mushrooms, etc. so feel free to choose your preference. The key is to get firmer vegetables that will hold up to the high heat.
What type of dressing is a good fit with a grilled salad?
I took a less is more approach with the dressing. I wanted citrus for some acidity as well as to bring out the natural freshness for the vegetables. I included a mix of different fresh herbs to compliment the farm freshness with a herbal essence. These along with olive oil were the key ingredients for the simple citrus herb vinaigrette. This dressing is a perfect pairing for the smoky charred vegetables.
How to grill vegetables for this salad (step by step)
Step 1: Heat grill to highest temperature
Step 2: Prep vegetables
Brush vegetables/fruit with olive oil. Lay them all out on your grill as evenly as possible using a vegetable grill tray. Grill for about 2 minutes each side.
Step 3: Grill the vegetables
Grill for about 2 minutes each side. Once veggies begin to char they are ready for flipping/removal.
Step 4: Assemble the salad
Cut the veggies into bite-sized pieces after they’ve cooled. Optionally remove the kernels using a sharp knife. Halve the tomatoes or blister them whole.
Grilled Vegetable Salad Cooking Tips
- Make sure your grill is hot so pre-heat and give it time
- Choose firm vegetables and fruit that will stand up to the high heat
- Use a vegetable tray sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Grilled the vegetables whole vs chopping them. This prevents them from burning as well as falling through any cracks
This salad makes an excellent pairing with any grilled meats or vegetables for a vegan bbq.
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