I love summer grilling! When the warm weather arrives I typically use the grill for all my summer cooking. So even the veggies, and sometimes even the salad, gets thrown on the grill.
Grilled lettuce & radicchio are actually quite delicious and a great side dish for grilled fish & chicken. When I make the sherry vinaigrette I throw it on everything… the veggies, lettuce, fish, mushrooms, etc. It’s also great over grilled summer tomatoes.
Keep dinner simple… and enjoy the flavors of life! Happy Cooking!
Grilled Mixed Veggies and Romaine in a Sherry Vinaigrette
1 head romaine cut in half or quartered
1 head radicchio quartered
Assorted veggies; zucchini halved, Asparagus stemmed, Mushrooms stemmed, Bell peppers seeded & sliced, fennel thick sliced, corn, tomatoes halved or any other veggies you & your family like. You can also use small cherry tomatoes halved and toss in the vinaigrette before serving.
2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, rosemary, Italian parsley (or any fresh herb you have on hand)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
¼ cup good quality sherry vinegar
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt (I love fine ground sea salt in this recipe)
¾ cup olive oil
Whisk all ingredients together and adjust seasoning as needed.
Use different vinegar such as balsamic or rice wine vinegar
Use different herbs: cilantro, tarragon, chervil, chives, marjoram, etc.
Sweeten it: add some brown sugar or honey