Charred Vegetable Platter
This Charred Vegetable Platter is an easy way to add tons of flavor to plain vegetables. They're charred to perfection which only takes a couple of minutes, then paired with the most delicious garlic whipped goat cheese, making them an easy and healthy snack option.
for the vegetable platter:
- 1 bunch broccolini
- 1 bunch carrots tops trimmed
- 1/2 head cauliflower* broken into florets
- 2-4 tbsp olive oil
for the whipped goat cheese:
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup goat cheese
- 2 tbsp olive oil** divided
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- black pepper to taste
Unless you own a very large cast iron skillet, you'll have to char each vegetable separately. So, place the broccolini in your cast iron and drizzle it with 1-2 tbsp olive oil.
Use your Bernzomatic TS8000 torch to char the broccolini for 30-60 seconds, or until it's charred to your liking. Remove it from the skillet, place it onto a plate or platter, then repeat this same process for the carrots and the cauliflower.
Make the whipped goat cheese: Cook the garlic in a skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil until the garlic is fragrant; pour it into your food processor. Then, add the cream cheese, goat cheese and 1 tbsp olive oil and pulse until the mixture is smooth. If you're having trouble getting it to blend, add one additional tablespoon of olive oil.
Serve the veggies with the whipped goat cheese and enjoy!
*Or 1 full head of cauliflower if you want to serve more people
**May need 1-2 additional tbsp
Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 16005IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 2mg