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Grilled Vegetable Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 4 servings
This is a smart make-ahead dish because the vegetables can be grilled a few hours prior to assembling the salads.

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Salad:
  • 1/4 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/4 pound carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • 1 cup (1/2-inch-thick) slices red onion
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 6 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes

Nutrition Information

  • calories 144
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 6.8 g
  • carbohydrate 20.4 g
  • fiber 5.2 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 497 mg
  • calcium 187 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare dressing, combine first 6 ingredients, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Cover and chill.

  2. Prepare grill to medium heat.

  3. To prepare salad, cook beans, peas, and carrots in boiling water 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain. Place mixture in a large bowl, and add onion slices. Lightly coat vegetable mixture with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and garlic salt; gently toss to coat.

  4. Place vegetable mixture in a wire grilling basket coated with cooking spray. Place grilling basket on grill rack, and grill 7 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Arrange 1 1/2 cups of lettuce on each of 4 salad plates. Divide the grilled vegetables and radishes evenly among servings. Serve 1/4 cup dressing with each salad.

Cook's Notes

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