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Christopher Testani
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 stack)

Harness the abundance of summer vegetables and pair these stunning vegetable stacks with your favorite grilled protein. This show-stopping, yet simple, side dish combines grilled vegetables, fresh tomatoes, creamy goat cheese, and a bright, herby vinaigrette. The herbs are also interchangeable with other “soft” herbs of your preference—basil and dill would both work well.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat a grill pan over medium-high. Toss together eggplant, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, onion, and 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large bowl until coated. Spray a grill pan with cooking spray. Grill vegetables, in batches, in a single layer until charred and tender, flipping once, about 10 minutes for the eggplant and mushrooms and 8 minutes for the zucchini, squash, and onion. Transfer vegetables to a platter, add tomatoes, and season all evenly with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.

Step 2

Stir together vinegar, parsley, tarragon, pepper, and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Stack vegetables on serving plates, alternating vegetables until you have stacks of about 8 vegetables each. Top with goat cheese, and drizzle with vinaigrette.

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