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Grilled Pepper Salad

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This grilled 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.

grilled pepper salad recipe

Tonight I am teaching a class at the Sacramento Bee on Building a Better Blog. If you are local, I would love it 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 Ingredients //

  • 3 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 recipe

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1: Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. I like to dissolve the sugar before I add the olive oil.

grilled pepper salad recipe

Step 2: Whisk in the olive oil. This can be made a few days ahead of time and kept in the fridge.

grilled pepper salad recipe

Step 3: Quarter the peppers. Spray them with cooking spray.

grilled pepper salad recipe

Step 4: Grill the peppers on a preheated medium-high grill. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side with the lid closed.

grilled pepper salad recipe

Step 5: Drizzle with the dressing. Add crumbled blue cheese and torn basil leaves.

grilled pepper salad recipe

Step 6: Season with salt and pepper.

grilled pepper salad recipe

Adapted from Southern Living.

grilled pepper salad recipe
grilled pepper salad recipe

Grilled Pepper Salad

Yield: serves 4

Grilled Pepper Salad with a brown sugar balsamic, blue cheese and basil.

Ingredients

  • 3 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

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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Sandy

Sunday 26th of June 2016

Grilling fresh peppers and tomatoes picked this morning. Will be making this salad.

bakedbree

Friday 8th of July 2016

:)

CortneyMae

Sunday 30th of October 2011

Just made this with my momma & we loved it! Excellent flavor, the basil makes it great :D THANK YOU (:

bakedbree

Sunday 30th of October 2011

glad that you liked it. I love this salad.

Aggie

Tuesday 17th of May 2011

Oh my goodness, this is my kind of salad! Looks heavenly!

bakedbree

Thursday 26th of May 2011

so good and healthy too. Lots of vitamin C.

Kim

Sunday 15th of May 2011

Hi Bree!

It was WONDERFUL meeting you at Camp. Thank you for being so generous with your time and showing me how to work the camera. If I lived anywhere near Sacramento, I would have been at that workshop in a heartbeat.

Your pepper salad looks delightful.

[K]

bakedbree

Sunday 15th of May 2011

it was wonderful meeting you as well! Any time you need anything, just ask! I more than happy to help. I loved your post about your mother picking strawberries. I love that you took our advice and telling more of your stories! Cannot wait to read more.

Molly

Friday 13th of May 2011

I make something very similar all year round, but I use feta cheese and chop kalamata olives to put inside too!

bakedbree

Friday 13th of May 2011

that sounds delicious! What a great idea!

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