Who said a BBQ needs to all be about meat? This BBQ Vegetable Salad with Salsa Verde is the perfect smoky warm salad to enjoy any time of the year. It is delicious on its own with warm fresh baked bread, or as a delicious side to fish or meat.
This salad is vegetarian but the haloumi cheese can be replaced with tofu to make this vegan. Salsa Verde is a very versatile and vibrant green dressing that can be used on meats, vegetables and fish.
Ingredients (serves 4)
Cooking Time 30 mins|Prep Time 15 mins
2 sweet potatoes, cut into round circles
3 Sweet Corn
1 cup halloumi cheese sliced (alternative: tofu)
1½-2 cloves garlic
2 big handfuls of fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 bunch of fresh basil
1 handful of fresh mint
1 small handful of capers
1 small handful of gherkins, in sweet vinegar
1 tablespoon mustard
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
8 tablespoons of good extra virgin olive oil
To make the Salsa Verde, peel the garlic and pick the herb leaves. Finely chop the garlic, herbs, capers and gherkin on a large board. (ele note – make sure the ingredients are very finely chopped).
Place the chopped ingredients in to a bowl, add the mustard and vinegar, then slowly stir in the oil until you achieve the right consistency.
Balance the flavours with black pepper, a bit of sea salt and a little more vinegar.
To make the vegetables
Peel the sweet potato and cut into thick slices. Prepare and slice the rest of your vegetables, to your liking.
Heat your Traeger Grill or BBQ grill to 180C (350F), toss all of the vegetables in extra virgin olive oil and BBQ the vegetables for 30mins or until golden, soft and ready.
Whilst the veg is cooking, pop your haloumi or tofu onto the grill and cook until golden brown.
Layer the ingredients onto a share plate and drizzle with the Salsa Verde.
ele Tip – if you don’t have a BBQ at home you can create this salad by baking in the oven or cooking on a grill on the stove top.
Sarah Glover, Author of WILD: Adventure Cookbook and Ambassador for Traeger Grills Australia. As a classically trained chef and pastry chef, Sarah brings skill to
wood-fired cooking, scaling windswept cliffs and salty stretches of beach to create simple, uncomplicated and seriously tasty food (always with a grin!).
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Traeger Grills has been revolutionising BBQ grilling and outdoor cooking for over 30 years with one simple, all-encompassing cooking solution. Traeger utilizes wood-fired convection power to provide 6-in-1 versatility; grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise and BBQ meals to perfection every time. For more information about Traeger Grills visit www.traegergrills.com.au
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