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Grilled Vegetable Salad - 4 to 5 Servings

A salad composed of grilled vegetables makes a beautiful and simple first course."

Ingredients

1 medium red pepper, approximately 6 ounces, cut into ¼-inch slices widthwise
1 small zucchini, approximately 6 ounces, ends trimmed, halved widthwise and cut into ¼-inch slices lengthwise
½ bunch asparagus, approximately 8 ounces, ends peeled
½ small eggplant, approximately 3 ounces, ends trimmed, cut into ¼-inch rounds
1 small fennel bulb, approximately 4 ounces, cut into ¼-inch slices
2 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
6 leaves basil, sliced thinly
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar


Instructions

Preheat Cuisinart® Griddler® Grill Centro, fitted with the grill plate, to Medium. While grill is heating, place all vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Toss with garlic, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, ½ teaspoon of kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper. Once preheated (about 10 minutes), put vegetables onto grill in a single layer. Grill vegetables until tender, approximately 4 to 5 minutes per side. Vegetables should be cooked in at least 2 batches. Once all vegetables are grilled, put back in mixing bowl and toss with remaining teaspoon of olive oil, ¼ teaspoon of salt,
¼ teaspoon of pepper, basil, and lemon juice or vinegar. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly. Serve immediately, warm or at room temperature.

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Servings

Makes four to five 1-cup servings

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per 1-cup serving (based on five servings): Calories 99 (56% from fat) • carb. 10g • pro. 3g • fat 7g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 456mg • calc. 50mg • fiber 4g