This Grilled Ratatouille Lentil Salad is a riff on the classic Provençal dish of simmered vegetables. Our version gets an upgrade by imparting the veggies with a slightly smoky flavor from the grill and then tossing them into a salad with nutritious lentils and a refreshing minty dressing. It’s a perfect vegetarian main dish for the summer season! The lentils and dressing can be made up to three days in advance, while the vegetables can be grilled the day before your gathering. But dress the salad only before serving.
No backyard grill? These vegetables can also be prepared by roasting them in a 400 F oven. Roast them on two baking sheets or in two batches to avoid overcrowding a single pan.