grilled pepper salad recipeTonight I am teaching a class at the Sacramento Bee on Building a Better Blog.  If you are local, I would love if you stopped by!  It should be a fun class and I would be thrilled to see you there.  The people at Sac Connect have been incredibly supportive of me and this blog and I am truly grateful for them.  Come on out and learn some things about blogging.

I am so beyond tired as I type this that I can barely see straight.  We were on the East Coast this weekend and air travel is not what it used to be.  It is a long story.  One that I would like to move on from.  Anyway, this post is going to be quick, and this recipe is the perfect recipe for a quick post.  This pepper salad is so beautiful and so simple to prepare.  Simply cut up some peppers, grill them slightly and drizzle them with a slightly sweet dressing.  Add some crumbled goat or blue cheese and some torn basil.  This salad is my idea of a perfect spring side dish.  I served this with some grilled chicken and was pretty happy if I do say so myself.  Leftovers would make a great pasta salad or a nice vegetarian sandwich.

grilled pepper salad recipe3 peppers (I like red and yellow)
cooking spray
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (or goat cheese)
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper

grilled pepper salad recipeWhisk together the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper.  I like to dissolve the sugar before I add the olive oil.

grilled pepper salad recipeWhisk in the olive oil.  This can be made a few days ahead of time and kept in the fridge.

grilled pepper salad recipeQuarter the peppers.  Spray them with cooking spray.

grilled pepper salad recipeGrill the peppers on a preheated medium high grill.  Cook about 5 minutes on each side with the lid closed.

grilled pepper salad recipeDrizzle with the dressing.  Add crumbled blue cheese and torn basil leaves.

grilled pepper salad recipeSeason with salt and pepper.

grilled pepper salad recipe

Adapted from Southern Living.

Grilled Pepper Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 3 peppers (I like red and yellow)
  • cooking spray
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (or goat cheese)
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper. I like to dissolve the sugar before I add the olive oil.
  2. Whisk in the olive oil. This can be made a few days ahead of time and kept in the fridge.
  3. Quarter the peppers. Spray them with cooking spray.
  4. Grill the peppers on a preheated medium high grill. Cook about 5 minutes on each side with the lid closed.
  5. Drizzle with the dressing. Add crumbled blue cheese and torn basil leaves.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.