Summer Time is Veggie Time!

Summer time is veggie time! it’s great to have healthy recipes for preparing salads that use seasonal items such as summer vegetables. Here is a roasted vegetable summer salad recipe that is easy to make, delicious, nutritious, and absolutely beautiful when served!

Ingredients:

        3 bell peppers, quartered lengthwise

        ½ lb. small zucchini, cut into ½-inch rounds

        ½ lb. baby eggplant, cut into ½-inch-thick rounds

        1 bunch scallions

        3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

        1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

        4 cups baby arugula, chopped

        2 Tbs. aged balsamic vinegar

        ¼ tsp. kosher salt

        Freshly ground black pepper.

Place the peppers on a baking sheet, skin side up. Roast under the broiler.Put the peppers on a baking sheet, skin side up. Roast under the broileruntil charred, about 12 minutes. Put the zucchini, eggplant, and scallions on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Roast under the broiler until browned and tender.

Remove the vegetables as they are done and allow to cool. Scallions will brown in 3-5 minutes. Zucchini and eggplant will brown in 8-10 minutes. Once the vegetables are cool, chop them into bite-size pieces. Toss with the basil and arugula. Arrange the salad on a platter and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Serves 4. Bon Appetite ~