Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Feta and Mint

Mmm, this was wonderful.  The vegetables had a slight crunch and a smokey grilled flavor that the feta cheese completed perfectly.  Plus a drizzle of oil and vinegar over the top! 

This is perfect to make ahead and/or take to a potluck.  After grilling the vegetables the recipe calls for them to chill in the fridge - drizzle with the vinaigrette, feta, and toss in cherry tomatoes and herbs when ready to serve.

I served this with a TJ's flax whole wheat tortilla wrap and cottage cheese on the side.

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1 bell pepper cored and cut into 4 pieces
1 eggplant, cut across into 1/4-inch rounds
1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
Olive oil cooking spray 
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint and basil
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

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Arrange the vegetables in a single layer on a tray or work surface. Lightly spray both sides with olive oil cooking spray. Preheat a grill or grill pan over a medium-high heat. Grill the vegetables in batches until both sides are nicely charred and the vegetables are just tender, about 10 minutes for the pepper, about 8 minutes for the eggplant and onion, and about 6 minutes for the zucchini.

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When the vegetables are cool enough to handle, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and transfer to a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar and oregano. Pour over the vegetables and toss. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Gently stir in the tomatoes and mint. Divide the salad between 4 plates and sprinkle with the feta.

Recipe from Ellie Krieger

1 comment:

Katrina said...

That looks so yummy! Will be making that for sure next week