Derek’s Grilled Vegetable Salad

August, July, June, October, September

 Recipe courtesy of Derek Lankinen, Beefcake’s Burger Factory.



  1. Combine apple cider vinegar with a couple of cranks of salt and pepper in a medium bowl.  Whisk in the olive oil vigorously, incorporating as much air as possible. 
  2. Halve the cherry tomatoes and slice the cucumber into 1/4″ half-moons.  Toss with dressing to coat.
  3. Slice onions into rings, and beets into coins.  Toss with a little olive oil.
  4. Grill onions over high heat until they start to turn translucent.  Keep an eye as they can burn.
  5. If possible, turn off one burner on your barbecue and grill beets over indirect heat – on the cooler side of your barbecue, above the burner you turned off.   Turn both onions and beets once to grill both sides evenly and remove from heat when fully cooked.  
  6. Toss beets and onions together with tomatoes and cucumbers; add arugula.  Toss again, add dressing to taste.
  7. Crumble feta overtop.
  8. Try it with Derek’s Marinated Flank Steak sliced overtop!

Watch Derek make this in our June 2022 video!

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