Chargrilled vegetables summer salad

Chargrilled vegetables summer salad

By 09/06/2014

It's salad time! Summer is the best time to enjoy a large bowl of fresh salad for lunch maybe with a handful of nuts and a fresh baguette. Light but nutritious.

I love chargrilled vegetables. I often prefer preparing them on a griddle pan for convenience but also because you can get those inviting "barbecue lines" and smoky flavour which makes you think of summer straight away. A touch of olive oil and balsamic vinegar will finish off this dish nicely.

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes



Wash the peppers remove seeds and filaments and slice them into thin stripes. Wash the courgettes, carrots and aubergines and with a mandolin or with a knife slice them thinly (about 4 mm thick).

Heat a griddle pan until very hot then lay the vegetables and cook them for about 2 minutes each side. Put the peppers in a plastic bag for 10 minutes whilst they are still hot. You will then be able to peel them easily if you don't like the skins.

grilling vegetables

grilling vegetables

Wash the salad leaves and arrange them on the plate with the chargrilled vegetables and the olives.

Dress the salad with the olive oil, the vinegar and salt and sprinkle some nuts. Pinenuts, pumpkin seeds or walnuts are ideal.

Enjoy with rustic bread!

chargrilled veg salad

chargrilled vegetables

With carrots and courgettes in season now I am entering my salad into Simple and in Season hosted by Ren.

I am also entering this to Four Seasons Food over at The Spicy Pear where the theme is the Colour Red this month. This goes well with the colour of the peppers! Usually this is hosted over at Delicieux or Eat Your Veg.

Also this is going to "Recipe of the week" hosted by Emily over at A Mummy Too.


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14 Responses to Chargrilled vegetables summer salad

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Che bella insalatona, adoro anch’io le verdure grigliate, sono molto gustose, inoltre sono perfette da consumare in questo periodo di caldo! Baci….

  2. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Love salads especially in the warm weather. They are so refreshing and delicious. I love the fact that you grilled these veggies and your bowl looks so delicious. Very colorful, nutritious, and not hard to make. Love that chunk of Italian bread with it! Thanks for sharing…Just lovely!! Have a wonderful night! Dottie πŸ™‚

  3. Diana

    All of my favorites! Colors are fab together…I never thought of adding olives! On my list for this week!

    • Alida

      Grazie cara X

  4. Louise

    Hi Alida! I’m back!
    And just in time too. Just look at that gorgeous salad. Summer vegetables on the grill are my very best favorite. Zucchini is the best I think, but I’m a bit partial, lol…

    Such a lovely salad has my mouth watering. Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…So glad to see you up and running again with your knew look:)

  5. gloria

    This salad look delicious Alida!

  6. Hayley

    These pictures make the salad look so inviting! #recipeoftheweek

  7. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    That looks heavenly, and just perfect in this lovely summer weather we’re having too πŸ™‚

  8. Emily @amummytoo

    Oh that is basically my DREAM LUNCH *swoon* Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek – I have pinned this post to my food boards and scheduled in a tweet for this evening πŸ™‚ There’s also a fresh linky live at 6pm – hope you join in! x

  9. Corina

    I love this type of salad for lunch. It’s so healthy and colourful and the nuts give it a lovely crunch.

    • Alida

      Thank you Corina! I love it especially at this time of the year.

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