Roasted and Marinated Bell PeppersWhile you’re making these, grill other vegetables, such as portobello mushrooms, zucchini, and fennel, as well. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper before grilling. Serve them all on a platter with the vinaigrette drizzled over the top.

Yield: Serves 8.

Ingredients of Roasted and Marinated Bell Peppers:

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grill
  • 3 yellow bell peppers
  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons finely chopped thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions for Roasted and Marinated Bell Peppers:

  1. Brush grill with oil; heat to medium hot. Grill peppers until blackened, 8 to 12 minutes. Let peppers cool in a paper bag. Peel and seed, saving juices. Cut into 1-inch strips.
  2. In a bowl, combine garlic, vinegar, thyme, salt, pepper, and any pepper juices. Gradually whisk in oil. Toss peppers with vinaigrette, and arrange on a platter to serve.


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