Grilled Summer Vegetables

Grilled Summer Vegetables Recipe

Recipe by Sparky - Peas & Figs Resident Chef

Grilled summer vegetables are very versatile and are quick and easy to cook. It is worth waiting until they are in season and are really tasty and relatively cheap.

They can be grilled or cooked on a BBQ.

They can be stirred through pasta, served hot on grilled crusty bread, chilled as part of a salad, topped with mozzarella / goats cheese or an accompaniment to grilled meats or fish.

Method

1. Cut the courgettes lengthways into quarters.

2. Slice the aubergine into rounds about the thickness of your little finger.

3. Remove the tops and roots of the spring onions.

4. Remove the top and seeds from the peppers and cut into 6 – 8 pieces.

5. Remove tomatoes from the vine or take off tops.

6. Finely crush the garlic and chop the basil.

7. Place all the vegetables in a large bowl and add a good splash of olive oil, the basil, garlic and salt and pepper.

8. Mix well and leave to marinade for at least 10 minutes and could be done the night before.

9. Preheat the grill to maximum.

10. Spread out the vegetables on a tray and grill until they start to brown. Turn and grill the other side. 

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Information

Preparation Time: 20mins

Cook Time: 15mins

Serves: 2 to 4 people

Ingredients

6 spring onions

2 courgettes

1 aubergine

2 peppers

2 cloves of garlic

a handful of cherry tomatoes

1 small bunch of basil

splash of olive oil

salt (if using) and pepper