Served alongside your grilled protein of choice, this side dish salad has it all--vegetables, bread, and cheese. Serve with a fruit dessert and all your food groups are covered.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In an extra-large bowl toss sweet peppers with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Grill peppers on rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high 10 to 12 minutes or until skins are blackened in spots and blistered all over, turning occasionally. Return peppers to bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Let stand 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, for croutons: On a baking sheet* or grill tray toss bread with 4 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt and black pepper. Place baking sheet on a grill rack directly over medium. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp on outside but still chewy in center, tossing occasionally. Let cool.

  • Peel, stem, and seed peppers; cut into 2-inch-long bite-size strips. In a large serving bowl whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, crushed red pepper, and remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil. Season to taste. Add peppers, croutons, and onion. Top with cheese and mint. Serves 6.

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Wrap baking sheet in foil to prevent discoloration from grilling.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories, (7 g saturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 15 g monounsaturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 513 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 11 g protein.

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