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salt-encrusted vegetables

Salt-encrusted Baked Vegetables


A salt crust allows you to cook vegetables until tender while locking in the moisture and goodness.

  • Serves: 8 |
    8 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 15 mins |
  • Cook Time : 45 mins
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Our vegetable choice
1 Romanesco broccoli
1 bunch beetroot
2 sweet potatoes
2 aubergines (brinjals)

2 C (500 ml) flour
2 Tbsp (30 ml) flaky or coarse salt
1–2 Tbsp (15–30 ml) ground coffee, or cumin seeds or herbs
1–1½ C (250–375 ml) water

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Grease a large baking tray.

Wash all the vegetables and dry thoroughly.

Mix all the crust ingredients together with 1 C (250 ml) water to form a dough. If too dry, add more water until you reach the desired consistency.

Roll out pieces of the dough to a thickness of about 1 cm. Wrap each vegetable in a piece of dough and carefully pinch the edges closed to ensure that the crust is properly sealed.

Place the encrusted vegetables onto the prepared baking tray and bake until the crust is hard and brown, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Allow to cool somewhat before cracking the crusts to remove the vegetables. Discard the crusts.

Serve with herbs, seasoning and dips that go well with vegetables, for example hummus or crème fraîche.