Chargrilled vegetable platter

These colourful grilled vegetables, topped with a fresh tomato and basil salsa and creamy Camembert cheese, make a wonderful vegetarian main course. Enjoy with toasted ciabatta slices and a green salad.

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4servings 15minutes 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
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  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the squash and cook for about 3 minutes until slightly softened. Drain.
  2. Preheat a large cast-iron, ridged grill pan. Pour the oil into a small pot. Using a pastry brush, very lightly coat the onions with oil and chargrill for about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a large platter and keep warm. Oil and chargrill the zucchini and eggplant in the same way, then add to the platter.
  3. Chargrill the peppers, without oil, for 3-4 minutes on each side until charred and slightly softened. Transfer to the platter. Lightly oil the asparagus and chargrill, turning occasionally, for about 4 minutes. Add to the platter.
  4. Very lightly oil the mushrooms and parboiled squash and chargrill for about 3 minutes, turning once. Add to the platter.
  5. To make the salsa, add the tomatoes, garlic and basil to the oil remaining in the small pan. Heat through gently and season to taste. Pour the salsa over the grilled vegetables and scatter the Camembert over the top.
Recipe Notes

Cook's tip: You can grill all the vegetables up to 3 hours ahead and keep, covered, at room temperature. Or, they can be chilled for up to 2 days to serve cold. Add the cooled salsa and Camembert cheese just before serving.

Each serving: 17 g protein, 25 g fat of which 8 g saturates, 20 g carbohydrate, 13.5 g fibre, 394 Calories