BBQ’d Pumpkins, Potatoes, Broccoli and Fennel

A new BBQ brings lots of cooking.

Potatoes Roasted in the BBQ

These recipes use a BBQ with a cover, so you can grill or bake or roast. I use a Weber Q, along with its vegetable basket, a hotplate for things like onions and haloumi, and a pizza stone.

Similar recipes include Broccolini and Snow Peas with Sweet Tahini Dressing, and Chargrilled Pumpkin Salad with Labneh and Walnut Salsa.

You might like to browse our complete collection of BBQ recipes. Our favourite is Pizza on the BBQ. Or browse our Winter recipes here.

Whole Roasted Pumpkin

Red Pumpkin

Red Pumpkin is beautiful roasted whole in the oven. Roasting on the BBQ is easy and a whole different experience!

BBQd Whole Red Pumpkin

Please note that this type of Red Pumpkin has drier flesh than, say, a butternut, so is good to eat with a sauce. Leftovers go into soups or risottos. Butternut, Jap or Blue Pumpkin would also BBQ very well, wither whole or in pieces.

BBQd Whole Red Pumpkin

Roasted Tomatoes

Halve tomatoes, top with, say, some salt, pepper and sumac, and then grill them quickly on the grill then move them to the hotplate to complete cooking for a delicious side dish. Or roast with salt and pepper and in the last five minutes top them with good buffalo mozzarella, the type that melts and oozes over the tomatoes.

Baked Potatoes

This is a wonderful way to cook baby potatoes. Wash and dry. Coat your hands with olive oil then rub this over the potatoes. Add some herbs or spices if you wish – I like to use fresh rosemary. Pop into the vegetable basket and 10 – 15 mins later they are done!

Potatoes ready for the BBQ

You can smell them, right? In no time flat, rosemary potatoes.

BBQ'd Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

Peel potatoes and cut into chunks. Place in a foil BBQ pan and drizzle with olive oil. Mix them in the oil so that each side is covered. Place the pan in the covered BBQ and cook, turning periodically, until nicely roasted.

Potatoes Roasted in the BBQ

Broccoli with Lemon

I do love pan roasted broccoli, so I wondered how it would go in the veggie basket. I used fresh Myer lemon with the broccoli – preserved lemons would also be great.

Roasting Broccoli

They are such a surprise. Delicious.

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Fennel with Lemon and Parmesan

BBQ’d fennel is a real treat. Halve or quarter the fennel. Pop it on the grill for 5 – 10 minutes, then onto the plate and cook until it is tender enough for your liking.

Grilling Fennel

Slice each piece into halves, squeeze over lemon juice, drizzle with olive oil and cover with grated Parmesan. Heaven!

Grilled Fennel with Lemon and Parmesan

Its easier to use smaller fennel bulbs for this one.

Roast Veggie Salad

Take any leftover BBQ’d vegetables, chop them roughly and place in a bowl. Add oil and perhaps a little lemon, top with tahini, sprinkle with a few seeds if you have some (sesame, sunflower, pepita etc). Serve.


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3 thoughts on “BBQ’d Pumpkins, Potatoes, Broccoli and Fennel”

  1. Ganga, enjoy the grill. We use it very regularly.
    We also use mushrooms, portobello mushrooms are yumm. Try Zucchini sliced thick, grilling caramelizes the sugars and they taste heavenly. Asparagus lightly oiled and sprinkle some salt. The veggie tray is one more thing to clean, so we just put our veggies directly on the grill.

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