Roasted Pepper Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
2 each large sweet yellow, red and green peppers
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
6 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon each minced fresh oregano, rosemary, basil and parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 carton (8 ounces) fresh mozzarella cheese pearls
5 fresh basil leaves
Broil peppers 4 in. from the heat until skins blister, about 5 minutes. With tongs, rotate peppers a quarter turn. Broil and rotate until all sides are blistered and blackened. Immediately place peppers in a large bowl; cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
Peel off and discard charred skin. Remove stems and seeds. Cut peppers into thin strips; place in a large bowl. Add onion.
In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, herbs, garlic, garlic powder, cayenne, pepper and salt; pour over pepper mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
Before serving, allow peppers to come to room temperature. Place on a serving plate; top with tomatoes, cheese and basil leaves.