Summer is finally here, and what better way to celebrate the warmth than with a backyard BBQ featuring the versatile and vibrant capsicum? Our colourful, spray-free capsicums from the sunny Waikato not only add a burst of flavour but also bring a rainbow of nutrients such as Vitamin C and A, antioxidants, potassium, dietary fibre and B vitamins to your plate.
Here are five creative and mouthwatering ways to make the most of capsicums this summer BBQ season:
1. Grilled Stuffed Capsicums:
Transform your barbecue into a gastronomic journey with Grilled Stuffed Capsicums. Halve the capsicums, rid them of seeds, and fill with a delightful blend of quinoa, herbs, and your preferred veggies. Grill to perfection, and voilà - a wholesome and satisfying dish that could become a staple in your BBQ repertoire.
2. Rainbow Kebabs:
Brighten your BBQ spread with visually appealing Rainbow Kebabs. Skewer capsicum chunks alongside other colourful veggies such as cherry tomatoes, red onions, and zucchini. These vibrant skewers is delicious and also a feast for the eyes.
3. Capsicum Salsa:
Level up your BBQ experience with a refreshing Capsicum Salsa. Dice capsicums, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, then toss them in a refreshing splash of lime juice. This zesty salsa serves as an ideal complement to grilled meats or a tantalising dip for crispy tortilla chips.
4. Capsicum Bruschetta:
Give traditional bruschetta a colourful twist by incorporating capsicums. Dice capsicums with ripe tomatoes and fresh basil, toss them in olive oil and garlic, and spoon onto toasted baguette slices.
5. Capsicum Marinades:
Turn your BBQ fare into a flavour fiesta by adding capsicums into your marinades. Blend capsicums with herbs, garlic, and olive oil to create a zesty and aromatic marinade for your favourite meats or vegetables.
So, stoke the flames, gather your loved ones, and let the capsicum-infused festivities commence. Here's to a summer filled with sizzling flavors and joyful moments around the BBQ!