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Grilled Veggie Salad with Tahini Dressing

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


Need a fresh and healthy salad recipe? Make this grilled veggie salad with tahini dressing. Mix with your favorite grains and greens.



For the Salad Mix:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 asparagus spears
  • 1 cup cooked grains (brown rice, quinoa, farro, etc.)
  • 4 cups lightly packed salad greens

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/81/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 ground coriander
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Slice the bell pepper into roughly 6 chunks. Slice the zucchini into 1/4-inch strips. Peel the onion and slice into 1/4-inch rounds, keeping all the layers together.
  2. Brush the oil on a griddle or grill pan. Neatly place all the veggies, except the asparagus, on the pan, with as little overlap as possible.
  3. Cook for about 7 minutes, until lightly charred. Flip each piece individually. Add the whole asparagus. Cook another 7 minutes or so, occasionally tossing the asparagus. The bell peppers will still be a bit crunchy – you can continue to cook them if you prefer them to be softer.
  4. While the vegetables cook, mix together the ingredients for the dressing with a whisk.
  5. Place the salad greens on a plate and top with a few spoonfuls of the grains. Top with the cooked veggies and finish with a drizzle of the dressing. Mix it all together, and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: vegan, salad, grains, tomatoes, asparagus, bell pepper, zucchini