WE'VE picked a menu from Simply The Best Vegetarian Barbecue Recipes book so you can enjoy a home-made veggie option.

Brilliant Veggie Burgers

100g (4oz) rolled oats

75g (3oz) wholemeal flour

2 celery sticks, finely chopped

2 carrots, grated

1 small parsnip, grated

50g (2oz) cheddar cheese, grated

1 small onion, finely chopped 15ml (1tbsp) tomato puree (paste)

15ml (1tbsp) soy sauce

5ml (1tsp) dried oregano

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 egg, beaten


Mix all the ingredients except the oil thoroughly together. Shape into four burgers until ready to cook.

Place in a hinged wire grille and brush with oil. Barbecue for about five minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Serve hot. Serves four.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes.

You can also make Nice 'n' Nutty burgers by substituting 50g (2oz) of chopped mixed nuts for half the rolled oats.