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Delicious BBQ stir-fried vegetables

9 Jul 2024
 
Preparation time: 15 minutes
 
Serving size: serves 4

If you're looking for a simple and flavourful side dish for your barbecue, these stir-fried vegetables are the perfect choice. By using a cast iron wok or even a skillet on the BBQ, the vegetables get a delicious smoky flavour. This colourful mix of yellow zucchini, green zucchini, and sweet peppers, seasoned with herbs like thyme and basil, will surely impress your guests.

Ingredients for stir-fried vegetables

  1. 1 yellow zucchini, sliced
  2. 1 green zucchini, sliced
  3. 2 sweet peppers, sliced into strips
  4. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  6. 2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped
  7. Salt and pepper
Step-by-step BBQ stir-fried vegetables
Step 1. Preparing the BBQ

Preheat your BBQ to medium-high heat. Place the cast iron wok or skillet on the BBQ and let it get very hot.

Step 2. Preparing the vegetables

Wash and slice the yellow zucchini, green zucchini, and sweet peppers. Make sure the slices and strips are of even thickness for uniform cooking.

Step 3. Oil and herbs

In a large bowl, mix the sliced vegetables with olive oil, fresh thyme, fresh basil, salt, and pepper. Ensure all the vegetables are evenly coated.

Step 4. Stir-frying on the BBQ

Add the marinated vegetables to the hot cast iron pan on the BBQ. Stir the vegetables regularly to ensure they cook evenly and develop a nice light char. This will take about 10-15 minutes, depending on the heat of your BBQ.

Step 5. Serving

Remove the stir-fried vegetables from the BBQ once they are cooked but still slightly crisp. Serve immediately as a side dish with your favorite BBQ dishes.

Tips for the best stir-fried vegetables

  1. Use fresh herbs: fresh thyme and basil provide a more intense flavour than dried herbs.
  2. Don't overcook: make sure the vegetables retain some crispness for the best texture and flavour.
  3. Experiment with vegetables: add other seasonal vegetables like asparagus, carrots, or mushrooms for extra variety.
  4. Cast iron pan: a cast iron pan retains heat well and ensures even cooking of the vegetables.

 

Are you ready to make this delicious BBQ side dish?

BBQ stir-fried vegetables are a versatile and tasty side dish that goes with any meal. With these simple steps and handy tips, you can make the best vegetables every time. Try it out at your next barbecue and enjoy the delightful combination of fresh vegetables and smoky BBQ flavours. Bon appétit!