Certainly! Here’s the recipe for Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Salad:
- 1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise
- 1 eggplant, sliced into rounds
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and quartered
- 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and quartered
- 1 red onion, sliced into thick rings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
- In a large bowl, combine the sliced zucchini, eggplant, red and yellow bell peppers, and red onion. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the vegetables, then add minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Toss everything together until the vegetables are evenly coated with the marinade.
- Grill the marinated vegetables on the preheated grill. Depending on your grill and the thickness of the vegetables, it may take about 3-5 minutes per side for the zucchini and eggplant, and 4-6 minutes per side for the bell peppers and onions. Grill until they have nice grill marks and are tender but not overly soft.
- Once the vegetables are grilled, remove them from the grill and let them cool slightly.
- Chop the grilled vegetables into bite-sized pieces and transfer them back to the large bowl.
- Add the halved cherry tomatoes to the bowl with the grilled vegetables.
- Crumble the feta cheese over the salad.
- Toss all the ingredients together gently to combine and let the flavors meld.
- Taste the salad and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.
- Garnish the Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Salad with fresh basil leaves for a burst of freshness and aroma.
- Serve the salad as a delicious and healthy side dish, or it can be a satisfying main course for a light lunch.
- This salad is best enjoyed fresh while the grilled vegetables are still warm, but it can also be refrigerated for a few hours if needed. Just be sure to bring it to room temperature before serving if it’s been chilled.
This Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Salad is not only a feast for the eyes but also a wonderful combination of smoky flavors and Mediterranean herbs. It’s a delightful way to savor the essence of summer vegetables in a wholesome and delicious salad. Enjoy!