Balsamic veggies with olives and feta

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Essentials magazine, balsamic veggies
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Essentials recipe Triple tested: Thread asparagus, courgettes and peppers on to skewers, add feta cheese and olive oil to make these barbecued veggies for the perfect accompaniment to barbecued sardines. Brought to you by Essentials magazine


  • 350g asparagus, cut in 3cm lengths
  • 2 courgettes, thickly sliced
  • 1 large fennel, chopped
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2-3tbsp olive oil
  • Small bunch thyme leaves


  1. Thread the asparagus, 2 courgettes, 1 large fennel, 1 red and 1 yellow pepper and 2 red onions onto wooden skewers (soaked in water for 30 mins). Mix the garlic, olive oil and small bunch thyme leaves and brush over the veg. Cook over a medium heat for 4-5 mins, until slightly charred. Slide off skewers into a large bowl, add pitted black olives, crumbled feta and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve with our barbecued sardines with rocket and lemon salsa.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 165(kcal)
  • Fat 11.0g
  • Saturates 4.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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