Zingy courgette & spinach salad

Zingy courgette & spinach salad

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition:

  • kcal78
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.09g
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Ingredients

  • 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
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

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

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

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

  • 100g bag baby spinach
  • zest 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

Method

  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
4

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

gilldale's picture
1

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
5

A delicious quick, simple and healthy side!

hoopoe's picture
2

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
5

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

dollydolittle's picture
5

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
5

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
4

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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