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Grilled Marinated Vegetables With Mozzarella

Eileen Goltz | Dairy


18 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

6 large garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

6 zucchini (about 1 pound total), trimmed, each cut lengthwise into 4 strips

4 Japanese eggplants (about 1 pound total), trimmed, cut lengthwise into 4 strips

4 red bell peppers (about 1 3/4 pounds total), stemmed, seeded, cut lengthwise into 6 strips

2 8-ounce balls fresh water-packed mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced


Spoon 6 tablespoons oil into each of 3 small bowls. Add chopped mint to first bowl. Add basil and half of garlic to second bowl, and add dried crushed red pepper and remaining garlic to third bowl. Season each oil with salt and pepper.

Combine zucchini and 2 tablespoons mint marinade in medium bowl; toss to coat. Combine eggplant and 2 tablespoons basil marinade in another bowl; toss to coat. Combine bell peppers and 2 tablespoons crushed-pepper marinade in third bowl; toss to coat. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature, tossing occasionally.) Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill vegetables until just charred and tender, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes. Arrange vegetables on platter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle each with its marinade. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.) Add cheese to platter and serve. Serves 6 to 8