Zingy courgette & spinach salad

Zingy courgette & spinach salad

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
This delicious side dish is simple but smart and will bring a touch of freshness to any main meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal78
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.09g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 courgette, cut into disks on the diagonal, then sliced into sticks



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 100g bag baby spinach
  • zest 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Fry the courgettes over a high heat until just tender, about 4 mins, adding the chilli for the final min. Take off the heat and toss though the spinach until just wilted. Add the lemon zest and season to taste. Put in a serving dish and pour over a little more olive oil just before serving.

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Comments (11)

louiseb's picture

One of my favourite side dishes now. I used yellow and green courgettes which made it extra dingy!

lizleicester's picture

Used yellow as well as green courgettes which made it look lovely as well as being very tasty.

gilldale's picture

just tried this recipe,added a squeeze of lemon juice and a splash of balsamic vinegar at the end,served with garlic chicken.very easy and tasty recipe

gnixon's picture

A delicious quick, simple and healthy side!

hoopoe's picture

Rather bitter and slimy.

cathy30's picture

Lovely! Agree with other comments that it'd be nice with chicken or goats cheese as a main dish.

donnalovescheese's picture

Delicious. Served with grilled chicken for a healthy, light dinner.

dollydolittle's picture

Surprisingly good! I used yellow courgettes and mixed while the courgette was still hot so the spinach wilted, and also added a squeeze of lemon juice. Will make again.

kiisudankan's picture

Very nice. I added some grilled halloumi on top to bulk it up to a light lunch and added some of the lemon juice too.

lionsol's picture

Really easy and tasty side dish. Good way of spicing up the courgettes because they can be pretty dull if you just boil or steam them.

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