Shake up the everyday side salad or entree summer salad with this grilled vegetable salad.
Shake up the everyday side salad or entree summer salad with this grilled vegetable salad. It's not your standard lettuce-and-raw-veggies salad; grilling the vegetables in this vegan recipe adds a smoky flavor and yielding texture that pairs well with the toothsome snap of pumpkin seeds (in place of croutons fried in vegetable oil).
Grilling lettuce and bitter roughage like radicchio add char-grilled dimension to the salad base. Grilling red bell peppers enhances their sweetness, and grilled summer squash adds bulk and beauty to the dish. Sprinkle the warm summer salad with pumpkin seeds and drizzle with homemade Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing made with glycemic-friendly allulose, avocado oil for buttery flavor, and ripe avocado for creaminess.
Romaine lettuce leaves provide the sturdy, leafy foundation for this salad. Rich in vitamins A and K, folate, potassium, and manganese, romaine lettuce wilts slightly when grilled but retains its shape as long as you don't leave it on the grill for too long.
Use fresh, ripe avocado, the leaves and stems from fresh cilantro, and freshly squeezed lime juice to make the most robustly flavored salad dressing. A small bit of allulose mellows the acidity from the apple cider vinegar and citrus juice and tempers the slight bite of raw garlic. This low-glycemic sweetener shouldn't spike your blood sugar in the same way that a natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey could.
A smoky, char-grilled switch-up from the everyday raw salad, this grilled vegetable salad is vegan, but bursting with flavor, texture, and creaminess from the avocado cilantro lime dressing.
Nutrition info for 1 serving of Grilled Vegetable Salad with 2 tablespoons of Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing: 385 calories, 9 grams protein, 30 grams fat, 27 grams carbs.