Cherry Grilled Sweet Pepper Salad

Posted by: Pat T 07-01-99 1:01 PM

Cherry Grilled Sweet Pepper Salad

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tblsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tblsp. finely chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 cups pitted fresh sweet cherries
1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
2 each yellow and red sweet peppers, halved and seeded

Combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, basil, salt and pepper; mix well. Reserve about 3 tablespoons dressing for peppers. Toss cherries and onion in remaining dressing.

Brush peppers with dressing and cook on lightly oiled grill over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes. Turn and brush peppers with dressing halfway through grilling. Place in paper or plastic bag and close tightly; let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from bag and peel off skin. Slice peppers into 1/2-inch strips and mix with cherry mixture. Makes 4 servings.

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