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Grilled Balsamic Vegetable Salad with Capers

Grilled Balsamic Vegetable Salad with Capers


1 small eggplant, trimmed and cut into ¼-inch lengthwise slices

6 firm-ripe plum tomatoes, cut in quarters lengthwise

1 each red, yellow, green pepper, seeded and cut into eighths

2 medium zucchini, sliced into thin rounds

½ cup olive oil

3.5 ounces Chevre cheese, cut into quarters lengthwise and sliced thin

¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 teaspoons small capers

½ teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


1. Heat a gas grill or a ridged cast-iron grill pan coated with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Cook each vegetable cut-side down for 1-2 minutes.  Flip and continue cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes before removing to a bowl.  Add oil to the grill, as needed.

2. Add the goat cheese and olives to the bowl of vegetables and gently toss to mix.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the garlic, capers, sugar, vinegar and remaining oil and pour over the salad.  Season with salt and pepper and toss before serving.