20 September 2011

Grilled Vegetable and Bean Salad

This recipe is so good. If you're not a big veggie fan (which is crazy to me...) you may look at this salad in disgust. But I tell you, you will be pleasantly surprised when it hits your taste buds. The grill makes all the veggies so sweet and tender, and when mixed with the semi-sour dressing it is everything you could ever want in your lunch box. This recipe is from Oh She Glows. I just added an extra protein kick by throwing in some chick peas in addition to the other beans and grains.

3 bell peppers (red, green,  yellow)
2 zucchinis, sliced in half lengthwise
6 ears of corn, husk removed
1.5-2 cups cooked black beans (or one 15oz can)
1/2 cup uncooked wheatberries (optional)

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (2 limes) I’m sure lemon works too
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 small garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro (or herb of choice)
1 tsp maple syrup (or other sweetener)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and Pepper, to taste

1. Preheat the grill over medium heat. When it’s ready add the corn, rotating every few minutes. After about 10 minutes, add the zucchini and bell peppers. No need to chop the peppers, you can leave them whole. Grill for another 10 minutes, rotating frequently, until lightly charred.

2. Meanwhile, cook your wheatberries on the stovetop (if using them) according to package directions. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients and adjust to taste.

3. When vegetables are done on the grill, cool, and then remove corn and chop the peppers and zucchini. Mix the drained and rinsed beans, wheatberries, dressing, and vegetables together in a large bowl. Add a generous amount of salt and pepper, to taste. Will keep for a few days in the fridge.

Question of the Day:
What site do you get most of your recipes from?
Link it up in your response. :)


  1. Yum! Those veggies look great! I get a lot of recipes from http://www.howsweeteats.com/, but a lot of my recipes also come from random searches and then altering the recipes to suite our tastes. I've bookmarked a lot of yours, though haven't tried them yet!

  2. That looks so yummy! And I get my recipes from all around, most notable Closet Cooking & Cheeky Kitchen.

  3. Yumm!! This sounds delicious!!! :] Thanks for sharing! I will be trying this later in the week! :]

  4. This looks really good :) I've enjoyed following your updates about the veggie diet. We've been slowly trying to stop eating meat with every meal around here... especially on the weekdays. But it can be hard when that's what you're used to cooking! I have a couple websites that help: duodishes (www.duodishes.com) and skinnytaste (http://www.skinnytaste.com/) have great recipes, and a lot of times they feature creative ways to enjoy vegetables--like you have here!

  5. Do you just roast the veggies on the grill whole like that? I always spend forever cutting - that would save so much time!

  6. Grilled veggies are my absolute favorite! I asked for grilled veggie kebabs last night for my birthday dinner! YUm!

  7. That looks so good! Honestly, I don't look up a lot of recipes. I don't attempt anything complicated, although I have a few recipes on pinterest that I've been meaning to try out...

  8. This recipe just reminds me of fall. Looks so good. Will definitely have to try this or at least something like it!

  9. All over the internet and watching Giada shows on the food network... :-)
    xoxo from Trinidad

  10. I've picked out some great recipes I want to try from this site. Makes me have kitchen envy big time, mine is the size of a tiny closet and consequently I can't enjoy cooking in it. lol Here's the link: http://smittenkitchen.com

  11. I don't cook, like, ever *ducks in shame*! But this recipe looks yummy. Off topic but since I've been in Guatemala this past month I have gained a new appreciation for cilantro. They use it a lot here in salsa and when grilling meat and stuff. It adds zing to everything!

  12. Thanks to you I know what I'm going to do for dinner tonight! :)

  13. This salad is gorgeous! I love all the vibrant colors!

  14. oh theses are gooood! i love grilled zucchini : )

  15. Yum!

    And check out foodgawker.com! It's terribly addicting...

  16. Yum!! That looks delicious! :D I like to get most my recipes from pinterest. Because only the good ones get pinned, so I don't have to sort out the not so good ones. :)

  17. Delish!! I wish we had access to a grill, but I'll save this for when I go home to my parents place in tx.

  18. i love grilled veggies!! definitely the best way to bring out the sweetness of the veggies. my favorite site is martha stewart and i agree with amanda foodgawker but never look at that site when you are extremely hungry!

  19. Replying your comment here. :)
    Yea. I went to KFC. I agree with you that young one always naughty. :D

  20. That salad looks great and it could be combined nicely with some fish. As for your question: I feel sooo old-fashioned: I simply love to lood through recipe books :-) Love from London xo

  21. Mmmm! Not that's what I want for dinner! ♥