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Grilled Ratatouille Salad

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Traditionally, Ratatouille is a slow simmer of sweet onions, peppers, eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes with garlic and herbs, melting into a stew. This chilled interpretation adds a hint of smoky flavor from roasted peppers and a fresh zing from grated lemon peel.

Grilled Ratatouille Salad
Makes 8 cups
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Ingredients
For the Salad:
1 ½ pounds unpeeled eggplant, ends trimmed, cut lengthwise into ½ inch slices
1 ½ pounds unpeeled yellow and green zucchini, ends trimmed, cut lengthwise into ½-inch slices
1 ten-ounce package Melissa’s Mini San Marzano tomatoes
1 green bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
Olive oil
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
2 tablespoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, without stems
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley, without stems
1 tablespoon Melissa’s chopped garlic
Salt and pepper

Instructions
Prepare a fire in a charcoal or gas grill or place a grill pan over high heat.
Brush zucchini and eggplant slices with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with Italian seasoning.
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When the grill or pan is very hot, grill eggplant and zucchini slices until cooked through. Set aside to cool.

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Place tomatoes on the grill, turning regularly until the skins blister and just start to burst. Remove tomatoes from the grill and set them aside to cool.

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Cut grilled eggplant and zucchini slices into ½ inch dice and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

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Halve the cooled tomatoes widthwise and transfer them to the mixing bowl.

Roast the bell peppers whole over the grill, occasionally turning until the skin blisters and chars.

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Place in a bowl, cover with a lid and allow the steam to loosen the skin (or place in a paper bag). Carefully peel away the skins and remove the seeds. Cut the pepper into ½ inch dice and add to the eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes.

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Add lemon peel, basil, parsley and garlic to the vegetables and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss gently. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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