Grilled Veggie and Bean Summer Salad

Grilled Veggie and Bean Summer SaladLike many people at this time of year, I’m starting to think about what I’m putting in my mouth, and what will hopefully come off of my body. Not just to look good, mind you, but to feel good too.

Eating healthy is generally not a problem with me, as I’m in love with salad.

I make a damn good salad. This salad is no exception. While this recipe highlights asparagus, which is now out of season, ingredients can be substituted as the growing and harvesting season goes on!

Grilled Veggie and Bean Summer Salad

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

The Ingredients

  • Asparagus
  • Red peppers
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Green onions
  • Celery hearts and leaves – the leaves are super tasty and add a great texture
  • 1 can of beans of your choice – chick peas, cannellini, or black beans, depending on your veggie choices, drained and rinsed
  • Juice of a lemon, or vinegar of your choice
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

The Method

  • Wash and trim all veggies while grill heats.
  • Remove woody asparagus ends, and cut red pepper and remove the stem and seeds.
  • Tomatoes can be left whole, or halved. You can skewer them or put them on a grill pan. In fact, you can put any of the veggies on a grill pan, or put the asparagus and red peppers directly on the grill.
  • Toss veggies (except green onions and celery) with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Grill until slightly charred.
  • Remove from grill and chop to desired size.
  • Mix in the beans, and dress with lemon or vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve warm or cold – and enjoy!

Does this sound good to you? What substitutions would you make?

About Laine

Elaine GriffinElaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls. On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts. On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
Working from her home office in Finger Lakes Region of NY, Elaine, a wine lover, also enjoys the beauty of living in wine country!

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