Category: Side Dishes

Grilled Eggplant Salad with Fennel, Feta & Mint

A few years ago we had friends over for dinner, and I assembled an ad hoc platter of grilled eggplant topped with a zippy shaved fennel salad, crumbled feta and a spatter of fresh mint. It was simple but unique, outshining the burgers and corn on our plates. I now make this grilled eggplant salad with fennel and feta several times a summer as a welcome departure from—or complement to—the predictable tomato salads and grilled vegetables that dress our table.…

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Gochujang Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Butter Lettuce, Snap Peas & Peanuts (GF)

I could call this a salad, but it’s so much more.  Slices of caramelized pork tenderloin, still warm off the grill, get nestled into a cool and crunchy mix of butter lettuce, sugar snap peas, radishes, herbs and peanuts then drizzled with a rich, rust-hued dressing.  The dressing does double duty as the marinade for the meat and is spicy, sweet, salty and ever so addicting.…

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