This grilled summer fruit and vegetable recipe came together rather easily. On a recent trip home to Dallas to visit my baby sister and her family, she requested I cook and my response was sure just grabbed the ingredients and I’ll bang something out. Her request for specifics netted me texting a list of all the summer vegetables (okra, zucchini, asparagus, etc.) I could think of plus peaches. I love peaches! I figured they’d all be great on the grill.
This is a simple, delicious recipe and can work with pretty much any combination of vegetables. I could have easily included onions or peppers or melons so feel free to choose your preference. I took a similar approach with the dressing. Chose a mix of many different herbs and combined with olive oil and lemon juice for a minty and citrusy vinaigrette.
Ironically we cooked, ate, and drank to a mix of 90s hip hop tunes including Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones Part II”. I didn’t realize rapper Prodigy from the group would die a few days later from Sickle Cell.
For the Salad
- 2 ears corn husks removed
- 2 medium zucchini ends removed and halved lengthwise
- 1 bunch asparagus halved lengthwise and tough ends removed
- 1/2 pound whole okra
- 1 pound cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 2 fresh peaches (halved)
- ¼ cup olive oil for grilling
For the Dressing
- ¼ cup fresh herbs (basil, thyme, mint, cilantro)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Juice from two lemons
- 1 garlic clove minced
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
For The Salad
Heat grill to the hottest temperature.
Place corn, zucchini, and asparagus on a tray.
Place peach halves on the tray
Brush all of the vegetables/fruit on all sides with olive oil.
Once all are brushed with oil, lay them all out on your grill. As each side chars, turn and grill the other side.
Cut each vegetable into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl.
With a sharp knife remove kernels and place in bowl.
Cut all of the tomatoes in half and add to the bowl.
For the Dressing
Make the dressing by combining all ingredients and add to bowl. Toss until combined.