Many of you asked for salads that eat like a meal, so this is one of those. You can get great flavor by grilling the vegetables and keeping the cooking heat outside, but roasting in the oven is equally delicious and healthy and can all be done on one sheet pan.
Top the salad with grilled chicken and/or roasted chickpeas as you prefer.
Don’t skimp on the dressing, this creamy dressing is thick and flavorful from the sun-dried tomatoes, but low in calories in fat.
Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker.
If you are roasting in an oven you can use frozen corn kernels to save a step, but in peak summer corn season, we highly recommend the fresh cobs.
This is also a great recipe to use leftovers from a family BBQ.
This recipe is available free to everyone brought to you by Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a taste of our Fresh Families Meal plan.
Roasted/Grilled Vegetable Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing
4 large ears of corn, in husk, soaked in water
2 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita
Freshly cracked black pepper
4 cups lettuce (baby mixed greens is best)
½ cup packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup hot water
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup tightly packed basil
4 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons honey
Garnish: Roasted chickpeas, fresh basil, grape tomato halves
Preheat grill to high or oven to broil.
- Place corn in husks on grill and cook for 5-8 minutes, until lightly charred.
- At the same time coat zucchini and chicken with evoo, salt and pepper and add to grill.
- Cook zucchini and chicken until cooked through, flipping as needed. Remove veg and chicken to a platter and allow to cool while prepping dressing.
- In a blender combine sun-dried tomatoes, hot water, vinegar, basil, garlic, evoo, honey, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and adjust to taste.
- Cut corn off the cob and zucchini into a few pieces and chicken into slices. Place lettuce, vegetables and chicken on plates and drizzle with salad dressing and optional garnishes.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Sodium 180 mg
Total Carbohydrates 45 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 46 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.