Delicious! Cut the vegetables into even pieces so they cook at the same rate.
It’s best to start the grilling with spray oil, then add the flavoured oil so the tasty lemon and sesame bits don’t burn.
The salty feta adds a hint of creaminess, or haloumi can be used instead.
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- Spray oil
- 1 eggplant, sliced
- 1 medium golden kumara, sliced
- 1 red and 1 yellow capsicum, deseeded and cut into rings
- 2 zucchini, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1 bunch vine-ripened cherry tomatoes
- 150g hard feta
- 100g rocket leaves, to serve
1 Combine the oil, lemon zest, sesame seeds, mustard and garlic in a screw-top jar and shake well.
2 Preheat the BBQ. Spray the prepared vegetables with oil and cook over a medium-low heat for 5-8 minutes until tender and well-coloured. Pour over most of the flavoured oil and cook a minute more to toast the sesame seeds.
3 Cut the feta into thick slices and brush with a little of the leftover oil. Cook for 1 minute until warm and softened. Serve the vegetables on rocket leaves and garnish with the feta.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author