Father’s Day dinner

I asked my dad what he wanted for Father’s Day dinner and he said he didn’t care.  I asked Keith and he picked lamb chops.  Mom and I were trying to think of a side and I thought of the grilled vegetable salad.  I’ve made it for family before and I know my dad loves it.  It’s so delicious and one of my favorite summer foods.  The lamb chops were marinated in Worcestershire sauce and grilled and we just had that and the salad.  It was so pleasant – we ate outside.  Hope you and yours had a beautiful Father’s Day!

Grilled Vegetable Salad

  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Eggplant, sliced
  • 2 Zuchini, sliced
  • 3 Peppers (Red, Yellow or Orange), sliced
  • 1 Red Onion, sliced
  • 6 slices French Bread or your choice (I’m using a few slices each of Semolina Batard and Olive Batard)
  • 2 Tomatoes, sliced
  • Salad greens (I’m using mache)
  • 2 TB Basil, chopped
  • 2 TB Chives, chopped
  • 1 TB Marjoram, chopped
  • 4 oz. Goat Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated

Whisk together olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Brush eggplant, zucchini, onion and pepper slices with oil and vinegar mix and season to taste with salt and pepper and grill.  (Reserve remaining marinade.)  Brush bread slices with olive oil and grill.

Spread salad greens on a platter.  Top with tomato slices and then grilled vegetables.  Sprinkle with goat cheese and chopped herbs.  Pour reserved oil and vinegar over salad and grate parmesan cheese over all.  Top with grilled bread slices and serve with tongs.


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.

One Response to Father’s Day dinner

  1. Missy says:

    Oh, I adore this salad of yours, and what a great combination with the lamb chops. A winning dinner! Happy Father’s Day to both generations of Dad’s!

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