Grilled Ratatouille and Lentil Salad

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $2.78
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3/4 cupRed Lentils
2Zucchini, halved
1Japanese Eggplant, halved
2Bell Peppers, quartered and seeds removed
1 largeRed Onion, 1/2 inch slices
1 headGarlic
1 cupFresh Basil
1/2 cupSundried Tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/4 cupSharp Cheese like Pecorino or Parmesan, grated
2 tbspRed Wine Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbspOlive Oil
3/4 tspSea Salt and Ground Black Pepper


  1. Add lentils to a small pot, cover with three times as much water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 10 minutes and drain. Set aside.
  2. Heat up your BBQ grill to medium high heat. Or use a cast iron grill pan on your stove top over medium high heat.
  3. Place your zucchini, eggplant, peppers and onion slices on the grill. Add the garlic cut side down on the grill too.
  4. Close the lid and cook for about 5 minutes per side until you get some grill marks and the vegetables have softened. Allow to cool and then roughly chop. Squeeze the garlic out of the skins and roughly chop.
  5. Add vinegar, olive oil, sea salt and pepper in a large bowl and whisk well. Add your chopped vegetables, lentils, sundried tomatoes, basil, and cheese. Toss well and serve.


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