Dana Slatkin

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Announcing the winner of our July Cooking Contest! Debora Dale of Los Angeles is a self-described farmers market addict. “I used to over-buy each weekend because everything (at the farmers market) looked so amazing.” Often by the end of the week, she had to toss produce that had passed its prime.

This recipe, which she calls her “Mid-Week Rescue Salad,” is her solution. “Now, I go through the refrigerator and rescue everything before it’s too late.” The vegetables are basted with a simple balsamic marinade, which helps them caramelize beautifully on the grill. Then they are chopped up along with sausage (I use vegetarian brats) and drizzled with a mustardy basil vinaigrette.

As it turns out, I discovered this salad was aptly named when it rescued me from a what-to-feed-the-mother-in-law-for-dinner dilemma (thank you, Debora).

Deborah does beautiful framing at Memento here in Los Angeles. You can contact her via Memento Framing at Facebook.

If you are a salad lover, try my Tomato Cheddar Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing.

Don’t be shy…Enter the August cooking contest and you just might be the next winner!

Photo credit: userealbutter.com

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