I am absolutely ecstatic to write about Tefal’s new “Optigrill” I have had it sitting in my kitchen just waiting to be turned on and yesterday was the BIG day! We fancied something Summery but without the hassle of setting up the barbecue, especially with the two boys running around in the garden. Wow what a result and we were treated to instant tasting grilled and charred vegetables and halloumi in a flat bread wrap!
The Optigrill is so versatile and self explanatory. It has different modes for various food types and I know I will be using it all the time now that it’s sitting on my kitchen work top just shouting out at me, “I’m here, use me!” Even this morning it made me a chilli cheese toasted sandwich for breakfast yummmmy!
You can use a griddle also to cook the vegetables but I found that I hardly used any oil with the Optigrill! So you get extremely tasty food, prepared easily and less oil! Triple bonus in my books!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and also get to sample barbecued food without the barbecue! Have an exciting day and I’ll see you all tomorrow my friends with a fudgy chocolate brownie recipe. Much love D x
1 large aubergine, thinly sliced
2 courgettes, thinly sliced
1 large onion halved
2 tomatoes sliced
1 block halloumi cheese (reduced fat)
15/20 button mushrooms
2 garlic cloves minced
Salt to taste
1 tsp cumin powder
6 tbsp natural yoghurt
Handful of fresh coriander
Pinch of salt
1/3 tsp garlic granules
Squeeze of lemon juice
Ready made flat breads warmed
Time to grill baby!
Courgettes ~ massage a tiny amount of olive oil into the sliced courgette and place on the grill. I set it on a constant medium heat as my vegetables were thinly sliced. This way I pressed the lid down and was able to check the veg as it cooked
The courgette was cooked within 4 minutes or less. Put aside to cool
Aubergine~ sprinkle a little salt and add the cumin powder to the sliced aubergine. Massage a little oil also and place onto the Optigrill. Close lid and cook until charred with golden tan grill lines!
Onion ~ Peel segments away and grill for 6 to 8 minutes, until the onion produces a sweet aroma and is softened
Tomatoes ~ place slices onto the grill and don’t close, once charred set aside for the addition of mushrooms
Halloumi cheese ~ cut into thin slices and place directly onto the grill, close the lid and keep on the medium setting. Should be nicely warmed and charred within 3 to 4 minutes. No oil!
For the mushrooms ~ warm a teaspoon of olive oil, sauté the grilled tomatoes and garlic. Season with paprika and salt. Throw in the mushrooms, coat them in the sauce, cover and simmer on low for 10 minutes. The mushroom will release its own water adding to the sauce. Set aside to cool
For the yoghurt dressing ~ place all ingredients into a food processor, give it a good blitz and it’s ready!
Assemble the wrap…if the wrap is large, slice into half. Take two slices of grilled halloumi and then a little of all the grilled vegetables. Drizzle over with the coriander yoghurt dressing and roll it over
Ready to munch! Enjoy!
That all looks amazing!!!! What fun 😍😍
It was! Can’t wait to make more! Xx
yay..new toy, congratulations 🙂 . I can imagine the rush to make something as soon as you had opened the package 😉 Summer.and this food..it looks yummy 🙂
Thanks Richa! Yes it’s brilliant! Can’t wait to make food with it 🙂
Hmm.. So yummy and very well written..
Thank you ever so much Chitra!
OOOOH! I want one!!! Lovely results x
It’s so cool MM…seriously worth it! Xx
I’m so sad because I don’t have one of these! 😦
Dimple, how can I convince the other half that I should be allowed another kitchen gadget?! 😀
Aww honey!!! If he likes his meat? Tell him, I hear it grills a mean steak…That ought to do it x
haha, I’ll try it and see! 😀
That wrap looks so yum, Dimple! That opening shot is fantastic! How exciting to have a new toy in the kitchen. 🙂
Thank you sooo much Angie…It means alt coming from you honey…and yes way too much fun x
I’m not sure I’ve heard of your new gadget? But wow! it sure did the job, and did it well. Nothing like getting anything on the table in just a few eh and healthy to boot! Well done!
Thanks Loretta..It did indeed…and the flavour was awesome! 🙂
Enjoy your new grill.
Will do!!! 🙂
What an awesome new toy!!! Maybe I can convince my husband to get this for himself as an anniversary gift from me! Haha! It miiiight just work! 😆
Sounds like a plan x
That’s awesome! I love using my grill pan, but it’s just so hard to clean. I may need to invest in one of these!
Hi Shae…It’s special, especially as you can detach the hot plates and put them in the dishwasher!!
Ohhh my gosh. What a delicious looking wrap! Yum… haloumi is one of my very favourite things and I love the fact that the grill creates lovely crispy golden grill marks 🙂 Were you sponsored for this post? If not, Tefal definitely should thank you for the raving review! Lovely recipe Dimple… I cannot wait to try it! x
Thanks honey…The post will be appearing on their social media sites! Yay!!
How fun! Love new toys!! 🙂 This looks amazing!! Om nom nom…
Fun! And Yum! 🙂
That seems like a must have grill :).
Such a convenient grill! I wish I could get one but my counter space is all taken up. Enjoy that handy baby!
Thank you..I intend to make full use of it 🙂
Wow, this looks so delicious!! I am waiting for dinner to finish, and looking at this does not help my stomach 😛 I’ve always wanted to get a grill–now I have another reason to get it!
LOOKS AMAZING!!!!! makes me want to go out and buy one of those right at this second!!!! 🙂
Thank you!!! It really is…enjoy!!!