Tag Archives: BBQ

BBQ halloumi with mango salsa in a brioche bun

This is the perfect vegetarian option at barbeques on warm summer evenings. Ingredients 1 pack of halloumi 1 ripe mango 1 small red onion 1 fresh red chilli 1 lime Handful of fresh coriander 4 brioche buns Method There are many different ways of stoning a mango. I find the way that works for me […]

BBQ pineapple with rum

This simple recipe was whipped up by a friend as a last minute addition to a very poorly organised BBQ I hosted recently. It tasted wonderful… Ingredients 1 pineapple 1tbsp runny honey 2tbsp rum 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp chilli flakes 2tsp brown sugar Raspberries (optional) Method In a jug, stir together the honey, rum, cinnamon, chilli […]

Garlic and herb stuffed and skewered mushrooms

Mushrooms take really well to marinade. You can also add loads of flavour by stuffing the mushrooms by removing the stalk and filling with whatever you fancy. By pressing the mushrooms next to each other on skewers, the filling stays in place. These garlic and mixed herb mushrooms pack a punch. Ingredients (serves two) 250g […]

Barbequed asparagus raft with a smoky hollandaise sauce

By cooking asparagus on a barbeque, their skins become lovely and charred while retaining a crunchy, fresh texture. There is no need to blanch them before hand – simply add them to the barbeque raw. I promise you, these asparagus spears dipped in a smoky hollandaise sauce will go down well among vegetarians and meat […]

Honey nut cutlets

Nut burgers have a reputation of being dry and boring in the vegetarian community. But the simple addition of honey caramelises the nuts making these cutlets rich and tasty. Adding a touch of honey can also transform nut loafs into more exciting dishes. Ingredients (makes roughly 6 cutlets) 300g mixed nuts (I use walnuts, brazils, […]

Red lentil dal burger

The key to this burger is balancing the ingredients so it is firm enough that it holds its shape but not too much that it becomes dry. Ingredients 200g dried red lentils ½ cup dry breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 onion 1 lemon 50g gram flour 1 thumb ginger 2 cloves garlic 1tsp chilli flakes Salt […]

Jerk Marinade

Jerk marinade goes really well on mushroom and tofu kebabs. Be sure to marinade the mushrooms in the jerk for at least 20 minutes before cooking. This is so the mushrooms soak up as much as possible before they go on the grill or BBQ. Ingredients 3 scotch bonnets 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon […]

Top tips for vegetarian kebabs for barbecue season

Summer is well and truly with us. British summers come with some obligatory customs which include watching Wimbledon on TV while munching through a bowl of strawberries, a muddy festival or two, overly competitive sports days and barbecuing in the rain while cursing at the BBC weather forecast. It is sometimes a little rubbish as […]

Spicy bean burgers

Homemade vegetarian burgers have a tendency to fall apart when cooking on barbeques. Every recipe I have made has been great for frying in a pan, but hopeless less on my barbeque. The mixture either falls through the gaps before it has had enough time on the heat to bind together or it sticks to […]

Couscous Salad for a barbeque

Vegetarians don’t fare well at barbeques. I don’t know a vegetarian who hangs out only with other vegetarians, so inevitably barbeque season for vegetarians doesn’t excite our taste buds as it does our meat-eating companions. But it doesn’t mean we don’t get to eat anything good. In my view, there isn’t anything better than grilled […]