Char-Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables from Burgundy

July 8, 2022  |  By Peg Kern
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Grilled vegetables enjoyed on a cooking vacation in France.At The International Kitchen we’re huge fans of fresh produce and love this delicious vegetable dish from our friend Robert Ash, with whom we’ve been collaborating for over twenty years. Robert offers a fabulous cooking vacation and Burgundy wine tour that has long been one of our favorites.

The dish is both beautiful and delicious and pairs perfectly with meat or fish, or can be enjoyed on its own (perhaps with a bit of fresh French bread). Serve it with your favorite Burgundy wine!

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Char-Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Cook method: grill

Ingredients:Vegetables at the market in France

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 small zucchini
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1 large yellow pepper
  • 5 or 6 fresh basil leaves, torn small
  • 1 tsp capers
  • 1 lemon or lime
  • High-quality olive oil
  • Handful of arugula
  • Shaved parmesan (optional)
  • Salt & pepper

Cook with Chef Robert on a cooking vacation in Burgundy.


1. Thinly slice the eggplant and zucchini and brush with olive oil.

2. Put them 3 or 4 slices at a time on a very hot, dry, ribbed grill pan, marking both sides.

3. Remove them and set aside to cool.

4. Roast the peppers under the broiler or over an open flame until charred, then peel them, de-seed them, and cut them in strips.

5. Mix together the fresh basil leaves, capers, peppers and vegetables slices, dressing with a little olive oil, a squirt of lemon juice, salt to taste, and pepper.

6. Serve on top of arugula and garnish with parmesan shavings.

You can also try it with a wonderful, classic vinaigrette, or pair it with grilled chicken kebabs.

You can cook with Chef Robert on one of our best culinary tours in France, contact us for details! Or, check out all our Burgundy wine tours and culinary tours in France.

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What are your favorite spring time vegetables dishes?

Interested in more French vegetables dishes? Try this recipe for Artichokes in Barigoule Sauce or classic French Ratatouille.

If you want more recipes for grilling season, try these summer steak tacos.

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