Mediterranean Grilled Veggie Salad

We went to a friend’s house over the weekend, and she made ​​a yummy Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable salad for us.

Very tasty.

Even Miss D ate a plateful!

Grilled veggies is a Mediterranean dish features olive oil, garlic and tomatoes. It is easy to make and nutrient-rich. For parents like us, it is super quick to cook and can provide our kids with a balanced diet. We have tried it many times in our house as well and we like it.

When think about it, vegetables cooked on the grill actually have their own unique taste, and we don’t have to worry about under or overcooking them the way we do with meat.  Simple and yummy!

It is summer all year round here in Jakarta. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the fresh flavors of the season than with this salad. It’s the perfect Summer side dish or a light vegetarian main course.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups  mixed fresh vegetables, cut up in  large piece (think red, green and yellow peppers; eggplant; zucchini; mushrooms; corn on the cob; onion, garlic etc, etc)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1 cup olive oil

·         Preheat oven 400F degrees

·         Toss veggie in large bowl with olive oil

·         sprinkle with Kosher salt

·         break up the onion wedges

·         Place in one single layer on grill plate

Put into the pre-heated grill, turning occasionally, until peppers are slightly charred and veggies are tender (about 5-8 minutes). Serve.

Mrs D usually just search her fridge to find leftover vegetables.  Overtime, we find that the most suitable vegetables for this dish are peppers, tomatoes (preferably Roma – oblong), corn, zucchini, onions and garlic.

This salad can be used as a side dish to steak, salmon, or other meat. It is also extremely delicious to have with grilled sourdough bread. Just top the vegetables on the bread then dip in the leftover grill sauce. We can make a meal out of it by just eating this. The satisfied look on Miss D’s face when she gobbles up the bread and vegetables makes our hearts sing.

Nowadays, to see if a recipe is good or bad, we just watch if Miss D eats it happily or not. Life is simple, isn’t it . . .

To make this dish even more appealing, toss the vegetables with Greek vinaigrette and top with a bit of crumbled Feta cheese for a little extra zing.

You don’t have to limit yourself to the vegetables we’ve used, you can grill whatever you enjoy and toss it all together.

What do you cook during hot summer time? Share a favourite recipe with us by sending us an email.

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