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Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

 Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad
We’re thrilled when the garden starts providing the goodies needed for this simple salad. It’s wonderful alongside grilled salmon or basic burgers and hot dogs.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow summer squash
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 small sweet red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 4 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups spring mix salad greens

Directions

  • Slice the squash, zucchini and red onion; cube the eggplant and cut
  • the red pepper into 1-in. pieces. Place in a large bowl; add the
  • oil, vinegar, soy sauce, oregano and rosemary. Toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a grill wok or basket. Grill, covered, over medium heat
  • for 10-12 minutes or until tender, stirring once.

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Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a small bowl, whisk the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, dressing
  • mix, garlic salt and pepper. Divide salad greens among six serving
  • plates; top with grilled vegetables. Serve with dressing.
  • Yield: 6 servings (1 cup dressing).
Editor's Note: If you do not have a grill wok or basket, use a disposable foil pan. Poke holes in the bottom of the pan with a meat fork to allow liquid to drain.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup salad greens with 1 cup vegetables and 8 teaspoons dressing equals 194 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 766 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.