22/05/12 -

A Simple Summer Veggie Delight...

It's National Vegetarian Week this week (21-27th May) and what better way to celebrate this seasons finest ingredients than cooking up a Stilton and vegetable extravaganza such as this delicious Stilton and Char-grilled Veg Open Foccacia. It's a simple yet scrumptious dish and with the weather hotting up this week too, it's great for an alfresco lunch or evening supper.

Stilton and Char-grilled Veg Open Focaccia


Make the most of seasonal vegetables in this tasty focaccia recipe - perfect for a spring or summer lunch.

Makes 4 focaccia

Suitable for vegetarians


1 courgette, sliced lengthways

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1 yellow or red pepper, deseeded and sliced

4 individual cherry tomato and basil focaccia

200g (7oz) Stilton cheese, broken into chunks

Mixed salad leaves

Freshly ground black pepper

1 Preheat a char-grill pan or grill. Char-grill or grill the courgette, red onion and pepper until soft and tender. You may have to do this in batches.

2 Warm both sides of the focaccia for a few moments in the char-grill pan or under the grill, then pile the grilled vegetables on top.

3 Share the Stilton between the focaccia and garnish with a few salad leaves. Season with a little black pepper, then serve

Cook’s tip: To make mini versions to serve as canapés, split the focaccia through the middle and fill with the grilled vegetables, Stilton and salad leaves. Sandwich together, then slice into bite-size squares and spear with cocktail sticks.

We've got loads of great ideas on how to enjoy Stilton in various vegetarian meals using the best of British seasonal ingredients from salads and tarts to pizzas and potato cakes, try them out for yourself at:



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