Vegetables à la grecque

  • serves 8
  • Easy

Despite its name, vegetables àla grecque is a French dish of lightly pickled veg. This recipe is from Berners Tavern and makes a great side to their pork pie



  • chicken stock 250ml
  • white wine 250ml
  • olive oil 60ml
  • lemon juice 60ml
  • shallot 60g, diced
  • salt 5g
  • black peppercorns 5
  • bay leaves 1
  • fennel seeds 6g
  • mustard seeds 8g
  • coriander seeds 5g
  • flat-leaf parsley stalks a small bunch
  • thyme a few sprigs
  • baby carrots 8, scrubbed and halved
  • fennel 1 small bulb, trimmed and sliced


  • Step 1

    Put all the ingredients for the pickle into a pan and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature, cover and infuse overnight.

  • Step 2

    Strain the liquor though a fine sieve, discarding the solids, then bring the pickle to a simmer in a pan, and add the vegetables. Cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and serve alongside the pork pie with the rest of the accompaniments.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 43
  • Carbs 4.9g
  • Protein 1.1g
  • Fat 1.2g
  • Sugars 2.6g
  • Salt 0.2g
  • Saturates 0.1g
  • Fibre 3g