Grilled Vegetable Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing
Cuisine: American
Author: Kitchens
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Creamy Ranch Dressing:
  • 8 Tablespoons well-shaken cultured buttermilk
  • 4 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar, optional
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • 4 to 12 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives, mint, and/or Italian parsley, optional
  • 1/4 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/4 pound carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • 1 Cup (1/2-inch-thick) slices red onion
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 6 Cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 Cup thinly sliced radishes
Creamy Ranch Dressing:
  1. Whisk together the buttermilk and mayonnaise. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  2. If desired, whisk in rice vinegar, garlic powder, and herbs. Refrigerate until serving and up to 3 days.
  3. Makes enough for one salad.
  1. Prepare grill to medium heat.
  2. To prepare salad, cook beans, peas, and carrots in boiling water 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain. Place mixture in a large bowl, and add onion slices. Lightly coat vegetable mixture with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and garlic salt; gently toss to coat.
  3. Place vegetable mixture in a wire grilling basket coated with cooking spray. Place grilling basket on grill rack, and grill 7 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Arrange 1 1/2 cups of lettuce on each of 4 salad plates. Divide the grilled vegetables and radishes evenly among servings. Serve 1/4 cup dressing with each salad.
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