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Grilled Veggie Platter

A crowd-pleasing and flavorful dish that is nutritious with the goodness of fresh veggies.
Makes 12 Servings
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Preheat grill on medium-high
With a sharp carving knife, remove ends from the eggplant and zucchini, then cut lengthwise into 1/4”-thick slices. Sprinkle both sides with salt. Set aside on paper towels for 30 min. to drain
Seed bell peppers then cut lengthwise into 1/2”-wide slices
Quickly rinse excess salt from zucchini and eggplant. Pat dry with clean paper towels. Place in a large mixing bowl and toss with 3 Tbsp. of Italian dressing
Arrange zucchini and eggplant on the grill grate, leaving space between the slices. Close grill lid and cook until golden with distinct grill marks, about 5 to 8 min
Flip and cook until tender, about 5 to 8 min. Remove zucchini and eggplant from grill and place a grill topper over the grate
While grill topper heats, toss onion wedges with 1 Tbsp. of the Italian dressing. Arrange on the topper and cook until browned, about 5 min. Flip and cook until browned and tender, about 5 to 8 more min. Remove from grill
Toss peppers with 2 Tbsp. of Italian dressing, then arrange slices on grill topper leaving space between them. Close grill and cook until tender with distinct grill marks, about 5 to 8 min
While peppers cook, toss Romaine lettuce with remaining Italian dressing; set aside
Remove pepper slices from the grill as they reach the desired doneness. (Some may take less time than others)
Arrange grilled vegetables around the edge of a large serving platter, overlapping the slices to create an attractive presentation. Pile the dressed Romaine in the center of the platter
Salad may be served warm or refrigerated for 2 or more hours and served chilled