Thayer Allyson Gowdy
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Makes 6 servings

While some wines are a hard match for vegetables, Syrah works really well with earthy and herbal veggies like eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers--especially when they're grilled. French Syrah in particular makes the ginger in this dish pop. Prep and Cook Time: about 30 minutes. Notes: To toast pine nuts, bake in a 325° oven, shaking pan occasionally, just until beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Grill the vegetables before the flank steak, then finish the salad as the steak cooks. If grilling over charcoal, you may need to add a few more briquets before grilling the steak.

How to Make It

Step 1

Lay bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and onion on baking sheets. Brush both sides of vegetables with Moroccan marinade (reserve any remaining).

Step 2

Lay vegetables on a well-oiled grill over a solid bed of medium-hot coals or medium-high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above grill level only 3 to 4 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook vegetables, turning once, until beginning to brown and just tender when pierced, 7 to 8 minutes for eggplant, 8 to 10 for onion and bell peppers, and 12 for zucchini. Transfer to a large cutting board as done.

Step 3

Cut vegetables into 1-in. pieces and put in a bowl. Add pine nuts, mint, and any remaining marinade. Mix, adding more vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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