A new grilled vegetable salad

If you follow the blog, you know that one of my favorite summer sides is the grilled vegetable salad that has the goat cheese and grilled bread.  I could eat it once a week.  Keith likes it but probably not once a week.  I found a new grilled vegetable salad recipe that I tweaked a little bit.  I also knew that the salad alone would not be enough for dinner in Keith’s opinion so I added grilled shrimp.  It was very good!

Grilled vegetable salad with shrimp

Dressing

  • 3 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB sherry vinegar
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 tsp chopped tarragon
  • 2 tsp whole grain mustard

Salad

  • 1/4 lb asparagus spears
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • 2 small zucchini, cut in thirds lengthwise
  • 2 unpeeled avocados, quartered and pitted
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • salad greens
  • 2 TB chopped hazelnuts
  • 5 – 6 shrimp per person, brushed with olive oil, salt and pepper and skewered

Whisk together all dressing ingredients to make a vinaigrette.

Toss vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Grill over moderately high heat – about two minutes for the avocados and asparagus and about 5 minutes for the tomatoes.  Grill shrimp 2 – 3 minutes a side.

Roughly chop grilled vegetables (remove the skin from the avocado) and combine with greens and dressing.  Divide between plates and top with hazelnuts and grilled shrimp.

This was the first time I ever had grilled avocado and it was really good.  The salad would also be good topped with grilled chicken.  You can easily adjust the quantities or add other vegetables you like.

If you have leftover grilled vegetables save them.  (I reheated the grilled vegetables that were leftover and topped with some goat cheese for a different salad another night.)

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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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