Grilled Chopped Vegetable Salad

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • 2 large or 6 small portobello mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed and gills removed
  • 1 zucchini, cut lengthwise into thirds
  • 1 yellow squash, cut lengthwise into thirds
  • 1 head radicchio, quartered
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce, outer leaves removed
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Freshly grated Parmesan, for garnish
Directions
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat; prepare a bowl of ice water. Season the boiling water with salt. Add the carrots and cook for 1 minute. Add the green beans to the pot with the carrots and continue cooking both for 3 minutes. Drain the vegetables in a colander, then immediately transfer to the bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Remove from the water and pat dry.

  • Preheat a large (2-burner) grill pan over medium-high heat.

  • Put the carrots and green beans on a baking sheet with the mushrooms, zucchini, squash and radicchio. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of the olive oil on the vegetables and toss to coat. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

  • Grill the vegetables, in batches if necessary, until tender and well-marked, turning them over halfway (about 3 minutes for the green beans and carrots and 8 minutes for the mushrooms, radicchio, zucchini and squash). Transfer the vegetables to a cutting board and chop into bite-size pieces. Slice the radicchio crosswise into shredded pieces.

  • Add the smaller, whole leaves of Bibb lettuce to a large serving bowl. Top with the chopped vegetables.

  • Whisk together the shallot, lemon zest and juice and some salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and whisk until emulsified. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad. Top with grated cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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