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Grilled Red Onion and Corn Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Grilled Red Onion and Corn Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Cook 2 mins to 5 mins
  • Grill 35 mins to 40 mins
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 7

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 medium red sweet peppers
  • 2 fresh ears of corn, husks and silk removed
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 medium fresh poblano chile pepper
  • 8 ounces fresh haricots verts or whole green beans
  • 4 cups torn red leaf lettuce
  • 4 cups torn green leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette (see recipe below)

Directions

  1. Coat an unheated grill rack with cooking spray. Place peppers, corn, and onion on the prepared rack on an uncovered grill directly over medium heat. For onion, grill about 10 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning once; remove from grill. For corn and peppers, grill for 25 to 30 minutes or until corn is crisp-tender and lightly charred and pepper skins are charred, turning occasionally; remove from grill. Wrap peppers in foil; cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a covered large saucepan, cook beans in lightly salted boiling water until crisp-tender. Allow 2 to 5 minutes for haricots verts or 10 to 15 minutes for green beans. Drain; submerge in ice water. Drain well; set aside.
  3. When peppers are cool enough to handle, cut off tops and remove seeds. Carefully remove charred skin. Coarsely chop peppers, keeping red and poblano peppers separate. Reserve red pepper for Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette. When corn is cool enough to handle, cut corn kernels from cobs; discard cobs.
  4. In a large bowl, combine lettuces. Add beans, corn, red onion, and poblano pepper. Pour 1 cup of Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette onto salad; toss gently to coat. Cover; chill any remaining vinaigrette for other salads. Makes 12 (1-cup) servings.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Cook vegetables as directed in Steps 1 through 3; cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Prepared Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette as directed; cover and chill for up to 5 days.

Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • Reserved chopped roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine roasted red pepper, sherry vinegar, water, salt, and ground black pepper. Cover and process until smooth. With the processor running, slowly add olive oil in a steady stream. Cover and chill until serving time.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 12
PER SERVING: 74 cal., 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 39 mg sodium, 7 g carb. (2 g fiber), 2 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Vegetables (d.e): 1; Fat (d.e): 1