Salad is the only dish which, according to me, has no boundaries in the varieties you can experiment with, and each experiment end up with a new product with a fresh look and different taste. Grilled Vegetables & Lettuce Salad is one of those outputs from my recent salad trials. This colourful, healthy & delicious recipe is great to have as a side dish (salad) with your meal or even as a meal in its own. Its a perfect dish to include in your party menu - it's attractive, healthy & quick-to-make.
I'm not a big fan of boiled or raw veggies in my platter. I find boiled not tasty enough & raw ones not sterilized enough, a Catch-22 situation. My solution - grill them, solves both my problems.
There are no rigid measurements required for this recipe. The veggies I have used were readily available to me & seasonal. so use what’s fresh & readily available to you too.
For the dressing, I prefer to make it fresh than buying a ready made one from market. Try this out am sure you will like it.
7-8 baby carrots
½ red pepper sliced
½ green pepper sliced
1 zucchini (or use cucumber)
1 tomato cut in roundels
few Lettuce leaves
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1tbsp lemon juice
½ tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon red chilli flakes (or to taste)
1tsp black pepper powder (or to taste)
Salt to taste
Preheat your oven at 350F.(I grilled my veggies in an oven but you can also do it on a pan/skillet).
Sprinkle some oil on all veggies (except tomato & lettuce) & grill them in an oven for 10 mins or till they just start to turn soft. Season them with some salt & pepper (try retaining the crunchiness of your veggies).
For preparing the dressing, just mix all the dressing ingredients together.
There are two ways to serve - With & Without the dressing, and both taste different & delicious.
For the option of "Without the dressing" arrange your grilled veggies, lettuce & tomato on serving dish & you are ready to serve
For the option of "With the dressing", mix grilled veggies, lettuce and tomato in a bowl & then pour the dressing over these. Mix well so that the dressing coats each vegetable.
That's it, we are ready to serve our scrumptious salad.