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Grilled Pepper Salad

July/August 2008

Your rating: None Average: 3.3 (20 votes)

Toss a colorful mix of grilled bell peppers with briny olives, sweet sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette for a lovely side dish. Or spread crostini with goat cheese and top it with this salad for an easy summer appetizer.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This dish has a very strong flavor that works much better as a relish than a side dish. It's listed as 4 servings - I can't imagine who could eat 1/4 of this at a sitting. "
Grilled Pepper Salad Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, about 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers, (mixed colors), halved, seeded and stemmed
  • 1/4 cup halved and pitted oil-cured black olives
  • 1/4 cup rinsed and chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Grill peppers on medium-high, turning once, until soft and charred in spots, about 5 minutes per side. When cool enough to handle, chop the peppers; toss with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, oil, vinegar and salt in a large bowl.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Per serving: 107 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 330 mg sodium; 331 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (200% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat


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