End of summer cookout

I hate to see summer coming to a close.  I get very depressed at this time of year – I feel like I haven’t spent enough time at the pool, haven’t played enough tennis or golf and it seems like such a long wait for it to come around again.  Having a cookout and my favorite grilled vegetable salad helped to cheer me up!  Last night we had flank steak (with McCormick’s Meat Marinade – I have never found a marinade I like better for flank steak and it only takes a few minutes to mix up.)

Grilled Vegetable Salad

There is a little bit of prep work to this but then it is pretty easy to assemble.  It’s beautiful to look and it goes well with anything.
  • 2 zucchini, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 red onion, cut in half
  • 1 eggplant, sliced lengthwise
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salad greens (I use mache)
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil, chives and marjoram
  • 4 – 6 slices of french bread or olive bread
Whisk together balsamic vinegar and olive oil.  Brush vegetables (except tomatoes) with the mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Grill until done.  Brush bread slices with olive oil and grill.
Spread lettuce on a serving platter.  Top with sliced tomatoes and grilled vegetables.  Top with herbs and goat cheese.  Pour remaining dressing over salad and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Top with grilled bread.  Serve with tongs.
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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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