Grilled Summer Salad

Grilled Summer Salad

8 oz sweet grilling peppers, halved and seeded
1 1/2 lb Fairytale eggplants, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1 sweet onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided

3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
Cooking spray
1 tbsp champagne vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 ounce oil-cured olives (about 12), pitted and halved
1/4 cup fresh small basil leaves
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Toss veggies (peppers, eggplant, onion, tomatoes) with seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Place peppers (skin side down) and onion on grill coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes. Turn onion; add eggplant to grill. Remove peppers. Place peppers in a zip-top bag; seal. Let stand 10 minutes.

Grill eggplant and onion 5 minutes; remove onion. Turn eggplant; grill 5 minutes. Remove eggplant. Add tomatoes to a grill basket (skewered tomatoes would work here, too); grill 5 minutes. Remove peppers from bag. Peel and discard skins.

Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, vinegar, and sugar. Slowly add 2 tablespoons oil, stirring with a whisk. Combine vegetables, dressing, garlic, and olives. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, basil, and chives.


About Anna K Amendolare

Anna, of aka design, is a web designer and digital marketer. She contributes recipes via, manages all of the email marketing for HH, and serves as webmaster for Hometown Harvest. When she is not in front of her computer, she enjoys baking, craft beer, and spinning & cycling to burn off those calories.

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