- ½ small sweet potato or 3 medium carrots
Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…
- 1 medium courgette
The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…
- 100g baby leek, or small ones split in half, or thick asparagus stems
Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…
- 1 small red pepper, seeded, cored and quartered
- 8 baby baby corn
- 2 Portobello mushroom
The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…
- 4-6 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 2 tbsp pine nut or sunflower seeds, to serve
- vinaigrette and soy sauce, to splash over
A basic oil and vinegar-based salad dressing usually used to dress salads. A good vinaigrette…
Cut the sweet potato or carrots into 1cm-thick slices. Put in a pan with enough water to cover, boil for 2 mins, then drain.
Heat the grill until hot. Line the rack with foil. Cut the courgette in half lengthways, then halve again for quarters. Slash the flesh in a criss-cross pattern.
Line up the potato or carrots, courgettes (cut-side up) and leeks and/or asparagus in the grill pan and brush with oil. Season, then grill on one side for 3-5 mins until browned and just softened – no need to turn. As they cook, remove to a heatproof dish.
Place the remaining vegetables and mushrooms (skin-side up) on the foil, brush with oil, season and cook for about 3-5 mins until softened and browned. Place in the dish and trickle over any cooking juices. Scatter over the nuts or seeds and return the dish to the grill for a minute or two so they lightly toast. Drizzle with a little vinaigrette and soy sauce just before serving.
Make it a main meal
To turn this recipe into a main vegetarian meal, grill slices of halloumi or smoked tofu.