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Mexican Grilled Vegetables Salad

This is a tasty grilled salad featuring the flavors of grilled zucchini and tomato. The salad dressing is typically Mexican in flavor and suits the salad ingredients very well. You might not have thought of making a grilled vegetable salad before but the combination of grilled vegetables and cold salad ingredients actually works very well.

You can serve the grilled vegetables warm or cold, depending on your preference. Mexican vegetables include tomato, onion, corn and garlic and you can mix and match the ingredients in this recipe. Also, feel free to change the garnish ingredients. Any chilled, colorful salad ingredients work well here.

If you are looking for brand new salad ideas, consider this one because it boasts lots of south of the border flavors and makes a change from your usual salad recipes. The grilled vegetables have a rich, smoky flavor thanks to being char-grilled, while the mustard and celery seed dressing complements the naturally sweet vegetable flavors. If you already have the grill on because you are cooking meat, poultry or fish, go ahead and grill some vegetables as well because you can either use them to make this salad or a similar one, or even save them for a salad the following day. Some people like to marinate and grill vegetables and then enjoy them the following few days, so go ahead and make extra if you want to do that.

Grilled Tomato and Zucchini Salad with a Mexican Dressing
Summary: South of the border flavors are prominent in this grilled salad recipe. The salad dressing has celery seed and mustard for a piquant finish to contrast with the sweet veggies.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
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For the Salad:
  • 1 cup lettuce
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes, not too ripe
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini in ¼ inch diagonal slices
  • Red cabbage, pickled carrot and basil to garnish
For the Dressing:
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • ⅓ cup vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  1. Preheat the grill to medium hot.
  2. Wash the lettuce and arrange half on each plate. Mix the onion into the cheese and sprinkle this mixture over the lettuce.
  3. Cut each tomato into large wedges and place the zucchini and tomato wedges on the grill.
  4. The vegetables are done when they are tender and slightly charred.
  5. Arrange the vegetables on the plate and decorate with the garnish ingredients.
  6. To make the dressing, combine the dry ingredients then mix in the vinegar and mustard. Add the oil and keep beating so it does not separate. Pour the dressing over the salad or serve it on the side.

Photo Description:

A Picture of fresh tender tomatoes and zucchini fresh from the grill and made into this delicious Mexican Grilled Vegetables Salad. The grill transforms your raw vegetables into naturally sweet, juicy ones which pair with salad greens and cheese, to make this fantastic south of the border salad recipe, a great dish for any occasion. The dressing used here includes celery seeds, mustard and more, and those savory flavors are great with the sweet vegetables. Served hot from the grill, warm or even chilled, this salad boasts plenty of amazing flavors for everyone to enjoy.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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