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Grilled Vegetable Salad with Vermont Creamery Crumbled Goat Cheese


Grilled Vegetable Salad with Vermont Creamery Crumbled Goat Cheese
This bright and flavorful summer vegetable salad is topped with fresh goat cheese and a cilantro-lime dressing. Serve on a bed of lettuce or alongside sandwiches or burgers for a crowd-pleasing picnic.
Ingredients
    CILANTRO-LIME DRESSING
    1. 2 limes, juiced
    2. ¼ cup olive oil
    3. 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    4. 1 clove garlic, crushed
    5. Kosher salt, to taste
    6. Ground black pepper, to taste
    SALAD
    1. 1 zucchini, thickly sliced
    2. 1 yellow squash, thickly sliced
    3. 1 medium eggplant, thickly sliced
    4. ½ red onion, thickly sliced
    5. 2 ears fresh corn
    6. 2 large bell peppers
    7. ⅛ cup olive oil
    8. 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, thickly sliced
    9. 4 ounces Vermont Creamery crumbled goat cheese, classic
    10. Fresh herbs, optional
    Instructions
      DRESSING
      1. Whisk lime juice and olive oil in a small bowl until combined. Add cilantro and garlic and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
      SALAD
      1. Toss zucchini, squash, eggplant, onion, corn, and peppers with ⅛ cup olive oil in a large bowl. Grill over medium-heat until tender and lightly charred, about 5 to 7 minutes for the zucchini, squash, and eggplant, and about 8 to 10 minutes for the peppers, onion, and corn. Remove from heat.
      2. Slice grilled peppers into large chunks and cut corn kernels from cobs.
      3. Arrange all vegetables on a large platter. Top with crumbled goat cheese. Pour dressing over vegetables and sprinkle with fresh herbs, if desired.
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      Vermont Creamery

      Vermont Creamery has been making artisanal hand crafted cheeses for over a quarter century. Owners Allison Hooper and Bob Reese started out in a milk house on a goat dairy in Brookfield, Vermont. Quickly they outgrew the converted creamery and in 1989 the team moved to their current location in Websterville, Vermont. Today, Vermont Creamery has over 75 employees and works with 15 family goat farms.