INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup plus 3 Tbsp Harissa Olive Oil
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 red bell pepper, quartered, seeded
1 1 1/2-pound eggplant, trimmed, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
4 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise, then crosswise
6 large green lettuce leaves
3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Lemon wedges (for garnish and seasoning)

STEPS

Whisk 1/2 cup Harissa Olive Oil and lemon juice in medium bowl. Season dressing with salt.

Prepare barbecue (high heat). Grill bell pepper quarters, skin side down, until skin is blackened all over (do not turn).

Reduce heat to medium (if using gas grill) or let coals cool slightly (if using charcoal grill).

Pour remaining 3 tablespoons Harissa Olive Oil onto rimmed baking sheet. Place eggplant rounds and zucchini on prepared sheet; turn to coat. Sprinkle vegetables with salt and pepper.

Grill until charred in spots and cooked through, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes. Return vegetables to same sheet. Peel peppers.

DO AHEAD: Dressing and vegetables can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.

Line platter with lettuce. Cut eggplant rounds crosswise in half; arrange in concentric circles atop outside edge of lettuce, leaving center empty. Cut bell pepper and zucchini into 1-inch pieces; mound in center.

Drizzle some of dressing over. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lemon wedges; pass additional dressing.

These are great when enjoyed hot or cold!

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