The following recipes were tested by ourselves one day while experimenting with the char grilled range of vegetables, and we found that these dishes were extremely popular and of course gave ideas for more exciting vegetarian dishes without actually emphasising this.
Char grilling is the path of the future trend to a healthier way of eating, while serving delicious recipes that are mouth-watering and leave the customer thinking “I’ll Come Back Again For More !”
Warm Aubergine and Goats Cheese Salad
Ingredients for 1 portion:
– 2 Slices Char Grilled Aubergines
– 2 Slices Goats Cheese
– 2 Sundried Tomatoes
– 30g Mixed Lettuce Leaves
– 20ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– 5ml Aggazzotti Balsamic Vinegar
– Salt and Pepper
Lay the round char grilled aubergine slices on a baking tray, place the goats cheese slices on top. Finely slice the sundried tomatoes and sprinkle on top. Place under a grill to heat through and lightly melt the goats cheese.
Toss the mixed lettuce leaves in the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
Place the mixed dressed leaves on a plate top with the aubergine and goats cheese and serve at once.
Char Grilled Peppers and Aubergine Salad
Ingredients for 4 portions:
– 400g Char Grilled Peppers
– 400g Char Grilled Aubergines
– 5 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– 10g Miniature Capers
– 2 Garlic Cloves
– 2 Tbs Fresh Thyme Leaves
– 15ml Aggazzotti Balsamic Vinegar
– Salt and Pepper
– Crusty Hot Bread to Serve
Strip the leaves off the thyme. Peel the garlic and cut into wafer-thin slices.
Choose an oven proof dish that can be brought to the table and brush it with the oil. Lay alternating slices of char grilled aubergine and peppers in rows like overlapping playing cards to fill the dish.
Season the layer with salt and pepper, scatter some thyme leaves, garlic and miniature capers. Drizzle some more of the oil over the top and place under a hot grill until the top is nicely browned.
Mix the remaining oil with the balsamic vinegar.
Dress the surface with it, and serve with warm crusty bread.