Chargrilled Crudites with Skordalia Dip

This vegetarian-friendly snack is easy to put together and will add a pop of colour to your table
Chargrilled Crudites with Skordalia Dip
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Chargrilled Crudites with Skordalia Dip
October 13, 2019
Preparation Time 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time 15-20 minutes
Serves 4
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton

INGREDIENTS

200g baby rainbow carrots, halved lengthways
200g baby fennel bulbs, halved lengthways
210g spinneysFOOD Organic Little Lettuce, halved lengthways
150-250g spinneysFOOD Cucumbers, halved lengthways
150g spinneysFOOD Radishes, halved lengthways
2 tbsp olive oil
spinneysFOOD Salt, to taste
spinneysFOOD Whole Black Pepper, to taste

For the skordalia

400g potatoes, cubed
25g whole almonds
125ml milk
3 garlic cloves
1 spinneysFOOD Bay Leaf
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

METHOD

  • 1

    Toss the prepared vegetables in olive oil and season well. Place the vegetables on a grid over medium-hot coals and chargrill for 2-3 minutes or until charred but still raw. Arrange on a platter.

  • 2

    To make the skordalia, bring the potatoes to a boil in salted water and cook until tender. Drain and pass through a sieve until very smooth.

  • 3

    Place the almonds, milk, garlic, bay leaf and lemon zest in a medium-sized saucepan over a medium heat and bring to a simmer.

  • 4

    Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes, or until reduced by half. Remove the bay leaf and discard.

  • 5

    Place the milk mixture in a food processor with the potato and blend until smooth.

  • 6

    Season and add lemon juice and olive oil to taste.

  • 7

    Drizzle the skordalia with extra oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve with the crudités.

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