BBQ Capsicum Salad

February, 2023
BBQ Capsicum Salad

Barbecued capsicums tossed together with onions, garlic and tomatoes – this salad will become a fast favourite. The beautifully charred capsicum on the BBQ brings a depth of flavour while making them soft and sweet.

Perfect to serve at your next BBQ, accompanying cheese on a platter or added to a sandwich, it's easy, delicious and versatile – what’s not to love? Leftovers also freeze really well, if you have any!

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Serves: 4


4 firm, juicy capsicums (of any colour, we’ve used red)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 large brown onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 can diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the capsicums whole on the barbecue grill, turning until the skins blacken and start to blister. Depending on the temperature of the BBQ this takes approx. 20-30 minutes.

Once they are done, pop them into a plastic bag and tie the top to trap in the air. Allow them to cool slightly, just enough so you can handle them. This helps the skins lift off easily.

Peel the skins off under cold running water.

Cut the capsicums in half and remove the seeds and membranes. Then, cut each half into about six strips. The size of the strips is completely up to you and how chunky you want the salad to be.

Heat the olive oil in a large pan and fry the onion and garlic over a medium heat until the onion is soft.

Add the can of tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the capsicums and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for a further 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Serve hot or cold.

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