Grilled Veggie Towers with Mozzarella Recipe

Grilled Veggie Towers with Mozzarella Recipe

How To Make Grilled Veggie Towers with Mozzarella

Impress your guests with grilled veggie towers made with grilled eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, and red onion, all topped with mozzarella!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 9ozeggplant,(1 small eggplant)
  • 1red onion,large, sliced into 6 slices
  • 10ozzucchini,(1 large zucchini)
  • 10ozyellow squash,large
  • 3red bell peppers
  • 6ozmozarella cheese,fresh, cut into 1oz thin slices
  • 4basil leaves,large, optional
  • 1chiffonade leaf,to garnish, optional

For Balsamic Marinade:

  • ¼cupwhite balsamic vinegar
  • ¼cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼cupwater
  • 1tbspdijon mustard
  • 1tbsphoney
  • ½tsporegano
  • 4basil leaves
  • ¼tspkosher salt,coarse
  • ¼tspground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash and cut the ends of the vegetables.

  2. Cut the eggplant and red onion into 6 slices. Cut the zucchini and squash into ½-inch thick slices on the bias (diagonally). Cut the red pepper in half and remove innards. Cut in half once again.

  3. Place all the ingredients of the marinade into a blender or place them into a container, and use an emulsion blender until all ingredients are blended until smooth.

  4. Combine the vegetables and marinade in a deep bowl or large plastic bag. Allow to sit for at least 1 to 2 hours.

  5. When ready to grill, remove the vegetables from the marinade with tongs and place the vegetables directly on grill. Discard excess marinade.

  6. Place the red peppers, skins down, on the grill first since they will need the longest cooking time (about 6 minutes on each side, or until the skin is slightly charred.)

  7. Grill the additional vegetables for 4 to 5 minutes until browned and soft. Remove from grill and set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. Using a small tin, begin to create your tower of vegetables.

  2. Begin with the largest vegetable at the bottom. That will most likely be the eggplant, then the onion, red pepper, zucchini, and then the squash.

  3. Place a piece of basil in between any of the vegetables.

  4. Top the tower with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Place back on grill and cover grill, and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese melts.

  5. Garnish with basil if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 281.16kcal
  • Fat: 19.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.83g
  • Trans Fat: 0.33g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.79g
  • Fiber: 4.24g
  • Sugar: 10.64g
  • Protein: 9.20g
  • Cholesterol: 28.92mg
  • Sodium: 302.08mg
  • Calcium: 235.38mg
  • Potassium: 584.22mg
  • Iron: 1.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 183.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 92.26mg
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