Who says BBQs have to be all meat? This platter is a mix of BBQ'd vegetables, halloumi and a bit of lovely British salami.
2 baby gem lettuces
1 orange pepper, 1 yellow pepper
Salt + pepper
8 spring onions
1 block of halloumi cheese
50g blue cheese
100g plain yoghurt
1 tsp capers
Light the BBQ - we used a little disposable one as had run out of gas for the big BBQ. Chop the salami into 1cm disks. Chop the halloumi into 1cm slices, slice the peppers into eighths, and top and tail the spring onions. Lay the spring onions, peppers and halloumi in a flat dish and drizzle with olive oil, thyme, a little honey and pepper. Put the salami and halloumi/veg to one side for cooking later. Chop the baby gem lettuce in quarters.
Mash the blue cheese into the yoghurt and sprinkle with chopped herbs (I used chives and parsley). Chop the avocado into small chunks and mix through the yoghurt and blue cheese sauce - this will be used to dress your baby gems later.
Once the flames on the BBQ have died down, put the spring onions, peppers, halloumi and salami onto the BBQ and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side, or until charred/sizzling. Move them to the side of the BBQ to keep warm and place the baby gem quarters onto the BBQ and cook for 2 minutes each side.
To plate up, arrange the halloumi slices and spring onions on a chopping board. Put the peppers on the board and sprinkle with capers. Put the hummus in a little bowl and add to the board with the garlic bread. Add the salami slices to the board. In a separate bowl, arrange the quartered baby gem lettuces and spread the yoghurt/avocado/blue cheese sauce over the top. You can vote for this recipe here.
I used a game salami for our BBQ which was delicious, though you can use any salami or chorizo, as long as it's a bit fatty, and this melts on the BBQ and let's the meat take on the delicious smoky BBQ taste. My salami was from The Carnivore Club - a delivery service that you can sign up to for a monthly subscription, and they'll send you a box of UK produced, artisan cured meats once a month. The subscription costs £29 but you can sign up using code "luscious20" for 20% off your order. You can have a look at some of their past boxes here - I really love the idea, and imagine it would be a great present for any meat lovers you know, or for yourself! I really like that Carnivore Club are championing UK produce and meats.