Summer Salad with Cheesy Basil Buttermilk Dressing

Summer Salad with Cheesy Basil Buttermilk Dressing
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Homemade salad dressing over grilled vegetables and greens is easy, quick and perfect as a summer salad.
10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

Dressing

2/3 cup
buttermilk*
7 (3/4-ounce) slices
Land O Lakes® 4 Cheese Italian Blend, cut in half
1/4 cup
fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1 tablespoon
olive oil

Salad

1 medium
zucchini, halved, quartered lengthwise
1/2 medium
red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
2 (1/2-inch thick) slices
red onion
1 tablespoon
olive oil
1 (5-ounce) bag
spring mix salad greens
 
*Substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 2/3 cup; let stand 5 minutes.

Directions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in 5-cup blender container. Blend 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Store dressing in refrigerator until serving time.
  2. Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
  3. Brush zucchini, bell pepper and onion with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Place vegetables onto grill. Grill, turning occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender and grill marks are visible. Cool; cut into small pieces.
  5. Place salad greens into bowl; add grilled vegetable pieces. Serve with dressing.

Recipe Tips

Refrigerate any remaining dressing for up to one week. Use with other salads or as a dip for fresh vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
250
Cholesterol
35mg
Carbohydrates
12g
Protein
11g
Fat
19g
Sodium
520mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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