19 Vegetarian BBQ Recipes for a Veggie Grill

The new foodie emojis have arrived! (Plus: recipes to match every one)

The avocado emoji is finally here! We're super excited about the new foodie emojis in the Apple iOS 10.2 update – avocados, pancakes, bacon and even kiwis. We're celebrating by picking our best recipes to sum up each new food emoji (don't forget to check the 'animal' section for the shrimp and the squid). Here they are...

If our recipes to celebrate the new iOS 10.2 foodie emojis don’t make you, we don’t know what will. Grilled avocado to welcome the much anticipated avocado emoji; eggs Benedict baguette for the latest baguette emoji (love it); and candied bacon to represent sizzling bacon… they’re all here:


Grilled avocado halves with harissa hummus and tahini yogurt

FINALLY the avocado emoji is here – we’ve been after this for yonks. As you probably know, we are HUGE avocado fans at olive, and we have tonnes of avocado recipes for you to try here. We’ve even promoted it to BBQ starWith this recipe for grilled avocado halves with harissa hummus and tahini yogurt.

Grilled avocado halves with harissa hummus and tahini yogurt

? Coconut pancakes with strawberries and lime syrup

PANCAKES! Why this wasn’t already an emoji, we’ll never know. Now it’s finally here, we can make all of our best ever pancakes recipes. This recipe for coconut pancakes with strawberries and lime syrup is a delicious start to the day. Plus, they’re under 500 calories.

Coconut Milk Pancakes For Dairy Free Pancakes

? Star-anise glazed carrots

Carrots are pretty things aren’t they? We love how they add so much colour to your plate. These carrots, with a sweet anise glaze, make a great festive side. Ready in under 30 minutes, they’re also quick, easy and vegetarian.

Star anise-glazed carrots in a pot

? Candied bacon

THERE’S A BACON EMOJI! Just when you thought bacon couldn’t get any better, we glaze it with maple syrup. Serve this for brunch with poached eggs, or break into small pieces as a nibble with drinks.

candied bacon

? Horseradish, smoked trout and mascarpone baked potatoes

Baked potatoes are one of the ultimate comfort foods, so why shouldn’t they have their own emoji. Try these poshed-up versions with smoked trout, mascarpone and a kick of fresh horseradish. Horseradish root is at its best in February. We’ve put together a whole guide to how to make the perfect jacket potato with more recipes here.

Horseradish, smoked trout and mascarpone baked potatoes

? Salted peanut and honeycomb rocky road

We have LOADS of peanut and peanut butter recipes, but we thought that the salted peanuts in this sweet treat pipped the others to the post. These salted peanut and honeycomb rocky road squares are a great twist on a classic and will please everyone. Plus, they’re really easy and only take 15 minutes of work.

Salted peanut and honeycomb rocky road

? Eggs benedict baguette

Baguettes, we love ’em! Fill them with fried shrimp to make a po’ boy sandwich, or go for this innovative idea. We’ve taken a classic brunch recipe and made it even better with this recipe for eggs benedict baguette. It’s also a great, easy way of making hollandaise.

Eggs benedict baguette

? Pork belly and potatoes baked in milk, bay and smoked paprika

We created a whole recipe feature dedicated to milk, and this pork belly recipe has 750ml of milk in it – that’s a fair few glasses! The recipe is inspired by an Italian dish which would usually use rolled loin.

Pork cooked in milk is tender and succulent – this recipe is more about the meat than the crackling. For optimum crackling, cook for longer at the higher temperature before reducing.


? Campfire cocktail

Ah, at last! There is a Bourbon emoji. This sweet and smokey Bonfire-Night-inspired cocktail comes from the brilliant team at whisky bar Black Rock just off Finsbury Square, London EC2.

Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

? Spicy squid with Japanese BBQ sauce

Move over octopus emoji, welcome the squid! This recipe for spicy squid with Japanese BBQ sauce is a great new way to use squid and makes a great quick and easy starter for 2

Spicy squid with Japanese BBQ sauce

? Cobb salad with green goddess dressing

This emoji is technically a green salad, but we’ve ramped it up with this fab salad. Cobb salad is an American classic of chopped tomatoes, avocado, leaves and crisp bacon. Our version adds blue cheese, sourdough croutons and a green goddess dressing.

Cobb Salad Recipe With Dressing

? Easy kiwi sorbet

The sliced kiwi fruit makes for a pretty emoji. Plus, kiwis actually contain much more vitamin C than oranges so get stocked up for winter. This easy kiwi sorbet makes for a really simple dessert. Serve it in small glasses with a little champagne or cava poured over for a more grown-up twist

Easy kiwi sorbet

? Stir-fried smacked cucumber

Cucumber has its own emoji, so we’re letting it shine in this popular recipe. Regional Chinese cuisines are slowly spreading across the UK, breaking the hold of Hong Kong style Cantonese cuisine. This recipe for stir-fried smacked cucumber is traditionally a beer snack, so you can serve it with drinks, or use it as a side dish.

Chinese Cucumber Recipe

? Eggs and ham baked in croissant cups

We’re not just giving you any old croissant recipe. This is a really special one to celebrate the arrival of the croissant emoji. Use croissant dough to make these cute breakfast cups filled with ham and eggs – perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

Breakfast Croissant Recipe with Ham and Eggs

? Halloumi-stuffed pittas with cucumber and pickled cabbage

This emoji is different to the burrito – it can be used for a kebab, but we love these veggie stuffed pittas. These quick and easy halloumi-stuffed pittas with cucumber and pickled cabbage serve the family in under 30 minutes.

Halloumi-stuffed pittas with cucumber and pickled cabbage

? Scotch eggs

Make the perfect picnic snack from scratch using our easiest ever scotch egg recipe. This method gives you a perfectly cooked yolk, juicy sausage meat filling and a crunchy breadcrumb coating.

Scotch eggs

? olive’s paella

Ah, paella! We’re glad this great dish was worthy of its own emoji. A spectacular crowd-pleasing dish, our paella uses chicken, chorizo, pancetta and seafood to pack-in tonnes of flavour. Serve from a huge paella pan for extra impact.

olive's paella

? Linguine with smoky paprika prawns

We use prawns a fair amount in our recipes – from curries to stir fries to quick pasta dishes. This hot and spicy seafood pasta is super quick and easy to make. Coming in at just under 500 calories per serving, it’s also a great low cal mid-week meal idea.

Linguine Pasta Recipe with Smoky Paprika Prawns


Note: You’ll only be able to see the above emojis if you’ve updated to iOS 10.2 on your Apple device