Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Upping the Ratio of Veg on the Plate.

There has been a lot of eating of less than stellar foods at our house. You know the days where you are running, running, running, and suddenly it seems easier to feed the tots crackers (starch), cheese (protein & fat) and olives (veg) for dinner, until it is 3 am and one of them has an upset tummy.

Easy Grilled Salad
So easy that there isn't much of a recipe.
  • small bunch of asparagus, snap bottoms off and leave whole.
  • carrots, peel, cut length wise, so that they are long and flat, and cut into three equal pieces.*
  • bell peppers, cut in half, rib, seed and smaller strips if needed, so that they sit flat.*
  • half a head of curly green lettuce, torn.
  • lemon
  • olive oil, 
  • salt & pepper
  • ricotta or feta crumbled.
Heat a grill pan or BBQ, toss vegetables in olive oil, salt and pepper. Starting with the carrots because they take the longest add them to the grill pan and turning as they brown. Move them the cooler part of the pan and add asparagus and peppers. Turn them as they brown.

Meanwhile clean and shred your lettuce into a shallow bowl or large plate.

Remove the grilled vegetables from the pan, toss with lemon rind, then coarsely chop. 

Put roasted vegetables over top the torn lettuce drizzle with olive oil, and fresh squeezed lemon juice, crumble cheese and lightly salt & pepper and serve.

* basically you want your veg big enough that it won't fall through the slats of a grated grill but will cook evenly and fast.

photos by me.

6 comments:

  1. Fantastic colors! It looks scrumptious!

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  2. Oh I love the combo hot grilled over lettuce Yummy-my kids will love this :)

    Unfortunately we got snow this morning so my garden dreams are a little cold...

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  3. gilled vegetable salad sounds so good and looks chock full of goodness! i need to make one of these for dinner next time i overdose on cake!

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  4. I get cravings for vegetables when I've been eating not so good food. And grilling them gives them so much more flavour-great salad! :)

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  5. Nice touch of grilling the ingredients, this supply more flavor to salad!

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  6. The salad was not only colourful but the grilling added extra flavour and was a nice way to kick off the spring like weather we have been having lately!

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