1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 yellow squash, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 red bell pepper, halved and seeded
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
6 tablespoons crumbled queso fresco
How to Make It
Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
To prepare vinaigrette, combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; set aside.
To prepare salad, coat asparagus, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, onion, and bell pepper with cooking spray. Place vegetables on grill rack; grill 4 minutes on each side or until slightly blackened. Remove vegetables from grill; cool slightly. Cut vegetables into 1-inch pieces.
Add vegetables, basil, chives, and parsley to vinaigrette; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.
I found this delicious and easy to make. I had green pepper, red pepper, onion and crimini mushrooms; they all worked great on my indoor grill. I tossed with olive oil salt and pepper before grilling. No case so Cresco so I just use better cheese. This will be a new staple for all the garden fresh vegetables I get all summer long!
I chopped up the veggies and cooked them in my grill pan instead of cooking then chopping up. I used red wine vinegar in place of the sherry vinegar. Used all the veggies but forgot the red pepper at the grocery store. I will def be doing this idea with all kinds of veggies. I think the dressing will perk up even the dullest of veggies!
With the mounds of zucchini that comes out of my garden, this will be a new summer staple. It's a breeze to make and has great flavor. The queso fresco wasn't easy to find initially and I paid quite a bit for it at a small grocer. I later found it as Walmart for less than half the price...
I made this for a cookout and I seemed to be the only one who really liked it - I had a lot of leftovers. Most everyone hovered around the meat... go figure. That said, I really liked it and will definitely make it again. It did require some effort to grill everything and then chop and mix together, but I thought it was worth it.
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