Grilled Veggie Caprese Salad

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This is another Skinnytaste favorite of mine that works for either lunch or dinner. It’s surprisingly filling and takes under 30 minutes to make, which is a win in my book! I have the hardest time getting my veggies in, but this recipe makes it easy. Hope you enjoy it, too!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch of asparagus (~10 stalks) with ends broken off, cut into thirds
  • 1 large zucchini cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of jarred pesto
  • Olive oil spray
  • 4 ounces of fresh mini mozzarella balls (bocconcini), halved
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic glaze (I usually make mine without this & it’s still good)
  • 12 small fresh basil leaves (I usually skip these, too)

 

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Instructions

  • Combine vegetable pieces in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add pesto, toss well, and marinate for at least 15 mins or as long as overnight.
  • Preheat a grill to medium-high (I cook mine on a stove-top and it works well, too).
  • Place 1/2 the vegetables in a single layer on a large grill tray (or skillet) sprayed with oil and cook, flipping constantly for 6-8 minutes, until the vegetables are slightly charred.
  • Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining vegetables.
  • To serve, divide the veggies between 2 plates, add 2 ounces of mozzarella to each dish and drizzle with the balsamic glaze, topping each with 6 fresh basil leaves.

 

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Enjoy!!

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