Grilled Veggies Salad (Oppa Bulgarian Style)

Over the weekend my mom took my son Denzin and his nephew to a local Jersey farm to pick fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and zucchini. She gave me a box full of goodies and I decided to make my favorite grilled veggies salad. The dish came out so yummy that I was inspired to share the recipe with the world.

While most grilled veggies are served with a little more than olive oil and salt, my way gives them bursting flavor and taste. The credit goes to my late grandma Mirkah who used to make this dish in the summer and early fall with fresh veggies straight from her greenhouse. Once you make it you would never want to eat your grilled veggies any other way. Seriously, it’s that good!

Grilled Veggies Salad

(Oppa Bulgarian Style)

Serves 4-6


  • 2 Medium Zucchini, ends removed and cut diagonally
  • 2 Medium Yellow Squash, ends removed and cut diagonally
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers, seeded and cut into medium strips
  • 2 Large Vidalia Onions, peeled and cut into medium horizontal layers
  • 1/4 Bunch Fresh Parsley, chopped fine
  • 2-3 Large Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
  • EV Olive Oil as needed to coat veggies


  1. Soak zucchini and red peppers in fruit and veggies wash for five minutes to remove any traces of pesticides or waxes. Rinse and process according to instructions above.
  2. Put cut veggies in a large bowl and drizzle with EVOO just so you coat them but not saturate.
  3. Preheat your grill. I use indoor portable cast iron grill plate. Get one if you do not have access to an outdoor grill.
  4. Place zucchini and red peppers on grill and cook for approximately 3-5 minutes on each side. Peppers may take you a little longer.
  5. When you are finished with the zucchini and the red peppers, place Vidalia onion slices on the grill but be careful not to separate them.Drizzle EVOO on top. Cook until light brown marks form on each side.
  6. Place grilled zucchini, red peppers and Vidalia onion slices into a clean mixing bowl. Add the parsley, garlic, vinegar and salt. Mix well and enjoy!


  • by themselves
  • as a side dish to a meal
  • as topping for salad
  • as addition to a wrap or sandwich
  • to make veggie fajita
  • to enhance a dish such as rice or spaghetti

Whichever way you decide to use this salad, you would absolutely love it!

Copyright © 2012 Zoe V.  All Rights Reserved


7 thoughts on “Grilled Veggies Salad (Oppa Bulgarian Style)

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  1. Sounds delicious Zoe! Sorry I missed you when you were out here in LA. If you come out again let me know. I’m about 30 minutes away in Orange! Cheers!

  2. Great dish – just what I was looking for. I bought these Gluten Free Brown Rice Tortilla Wraps from Trader Joe’s and now I know exactly what I will do with them. Thanks.

  3. Tricia – I will definitely keep this in mind when I am visiting Mark’s family out West. 🙂

    Nancy – enjoy! It should like a great meal.

  4. hi ! the grilled veggies sound good but it did not state what to do with the yellow squash ? is the yelloe squash actually zucchini ? and what is EV olive oil ?

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