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  • 8 Ratings

A quick pear vinaigrette is the perfect balance for grilled vegetables and cheese.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

marinate:
30 mins
grill:
7 mins
prep:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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Grilled Vegetable and Mozzarella Ensalada

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place tomatoes, zucchini, sweet pepper, and onion in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour Pear-Infused Balsamic Vinaigrette over vegetables in bag; seal bag. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.

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  • Drain vegetables, reserving vinaigrette. For a charcoal grill, grill vegetables on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill sweet pepper and onion for 7 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning once. Grill zucchini for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning once. Grill tomatoes, skin sides down, about 5 minutes or until soft and skins begin to char. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place vegetables on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.) Transfer vegetables to a cutting board; cool slightly.

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  • Brush baguette slices lightly with oil. Grill directly over heat about 2 minutes or until light brown and crisp, turning once.

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  • In an extra large bowl combine salad greens and basil. Add reserved vinaigrette; toss to coat. Arrange greens on a large platter. Cut grilled zucchini and sweet peppers into bite-size pieces. Arrange grilled vegetables and the cheese on top of greens. Sprinkle with snipped fresh basil, if desired. Serve with grilled baguette slices.

Nutrition Facts (Grilled Vegetable and Mozzarella Ensalada)

422 calories; total fat 22g; saturated fat 6g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 12g; cholesterol 22mg; sodium 720mg; potassium 571mg; carbohydrates 46g; fiber 5g; sugar 17g; protein 12g; vitamin a 1166IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 4mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 121mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 222mg; iron 3mg.

Pear Infused Balsamic Vinagrette

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a screw-top jar combine pear-infused white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar, salt, and black pepper. Cover and shake well.

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Reviews

8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1