Grilled veggies with feta mint sauce

feta-mint-sauce

I love grilled veggies. They remind me of summer barbecues and sitting out on the terrace until late into the night drinking wine by candlelight. But you don’t need a barbecue to make delicious grilled veggies. We don’t have one in Scotland (not to mention we don’t have the weather for it. sad times.) If you make the investment in a griddle pan you can get the same grilling effect as a real barbecue. I got my griddle pan from ikea for 9 pounds. This is a great summer or autumn recipe, whether you’re having a barbecue with vegetarian friends or just want a simple way to make use of seasonal vegetables and home-grown mint. So make use of those last few weeks of zucchini and aubergine and have an nostalgic indoor-barbecue!

Ok I admit, grilled vegetables don’t really merit their own recipe. However, the feta-mint sauce my mum makes to go with them definitely does. So here goes.

Grilled veggies with feta mint sauce:
Serves 2
Cost: approximately £2.50 for two servings (not including mint and oil)

Ingredients:

For the sauce:

  • 100g feta
  • 2 handfuls fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (one lemon should be enough)
  • 50ml olive oil

For the veggies:

  • Seasonal vegetables of your choice, such as aubergines, zucchini, fennel, spring onion, sugar snap peas
  • a few tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Blend the sauce ingredients using a kitchen blender/stick blender until smooth
  2. Slice aubergines and zucchini longways, peppers into long sections and spring onions and fennel into chunks
  3. Put the sliced veggies in a large bowl with a couple dashes olive oil and toss until thinly coated in oil
  4. If you are grilling aubergines, I would recommend brushing each slice individually
  5. Heat a griddle pan on high, place the veggies flat in the pan and grill on both sides. Aubergines and fennel will take longer than the rest
  6. You will have to grill them in shifts of the same vegetable, so we usually keep the ready vegetables in the warm oven or covered with aluminium foil

Enjoy!

– K

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