Roasted Peppers & Spinach Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette
Preheat broiler. Place peppers in metal pan or on foil and roast under the broiler, turning occasionally, until skins are lightly charred. Remove peppers to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to let steam 10 min. Reserve the liquid that collects in the bowl. Peel and seed peppers and slice into 1-in. (2.5 cm) strips. Set aside.
To make dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, pesto, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the reserved juices from the roasted peppers.
Arrange spinach on a platter. Toss the peppers with half the dressing and arrange on the spinach. Add the cucumber and shallot and drizzle with remaining dressing. Garnish with shaved Asiago cheese and serve.