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Inspired by the History, Style & Romance of Italy.
Creating certified organic wine, balsamic vinegar & olive oil.

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Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Spread

Amy Wright

Summer is national BBQ season! To make our Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Spread we've been charring the onions & peppers brings out aromatic, smoky-sweet flavors. Prepare ahead & serve at room temperature as a healthy& delicious appetizer with grilled pita chips or as flavorful condiment to barbecued brisket, lamb or steak.

Serves 6-8 as an appetizer or side condiment

What to serve with your Mediterranean spread? Black & red fruit Villa Graziella Rosso Toscano artisan crafted red wine made with organic grapes bring out the smokey, sweet flavors of veggies & salty crisp baked pita.  

Ingredients:

  1. ½ cup Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus extra to flavor
  2. ½ cup Villa Gabriella Aged Balsamic Vinegar di Modena
  3. 2 red onions cut into half-inch rounds
  4. 2 red bell peppers seeded & cut in half (can use yellow or orange peppers too)
  5. 2 bunches parsley, finely chopped
  6. 1 bunch basil, chopped
  7. 2 cloves minced garlic
  8. 2 tablespoons dried oregano 
  9. Sea salt & fresh ground pepper

Directions:

  • Brush peppers lightly with Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, season with salt & pepper
  • Over high heat, char the peppers on a grill or in a cast iron pan approx.  5 minutes on each side, or until peppers are soft & charred.
  • Remove from heat & cover for 10 minutes.
  • Brush onions lightly with Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, season with salt & pepper,
  • Over high heat, char the onions on a grill or in a cast iron pan approx.  5 minutes per side, or until onions are crisp & blackened.
  • Dice charred peppers.
  • Combine parsley, basil, peppers & garlic in a large bowl.
  • Remove onions from heat & allow to cool.
  • Place onions on a cutting board & chop while drizzling a bit of Villa Gabriella Organic Aged Balsamic Vinegar di Modena on onions until mixture becomes a jam like paste.
  • Add onion paste to the bowl with the diced peppers, garlic & herbs, stir in Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Villa Gabriella Organic Aged Balsamic Vinegar & oregano.  
  • Mix well, cover & chill for 5 hours to overnight.
  • Bring to room temperature, serve & enjoy!

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