Courgette salad

Courgette salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This courgette salad is the perfect barbecue accompaniment

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 2 large courgettes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • salt and pepper, to taste

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Method

  1. Grate the courgettes on the coarse side of your grater.
  2. Toss them with the olive oil, lemon or lime juice, clear honey, poppy seeds and the crushed garlic clove. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve as soon as possible (or it will get too watery), with sizzling barbecued chicken or lamb, kebabs or burgers.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2003

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smartyarty's picture
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Enjoyed it very much, but only used 1 tbsp of olive oil which is plenty.

sammarie's picture
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I've made this a few times as it's a simple, tasty side dish for barbequed meat or chicken. Yes, you are left with a water in the bottom of the bowl, but we pile it onto our plates straight away and there's never any leftover! A delicious way to use up courgettes.

Angie from Bidford's picture

I just love this zingy side dish. I prefer using lime as the flavours seem to come through more & black onion seeds. I didn't add any seasoning (which is very unlike me!). You definitely need to squeeze as much water out of the courgette as possible after grating it. Last night we had it with GF's Ginger & Lime Chicken & sweet potato mash. Very yummy & light.

nikkilaing's picture

Delicious, quick and easy. Served with griddles tuna steak and new potatoes. Yummy. Even went back for second helpings.

Rowena Wilkes's picture
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I did this tonight to go along-side the steamed thai fish recipe also on this website. The flavours worked really well together. I only used 1 courgette as after grating it I felt like that was plenty. I also only used 1 tbsp of oil and I still felt that the oil flavour was quite over-powering. Sadly it did go incredibly watery after minutes of making it so next time I will try to squeeze the liquid from the courgettes before-hand. It still tasted nice so I will make it again but I will probably tweak the recipe a bit so as to make it more to my familys liking

paulonia's picture
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Simple and perfect!

elizabethz's picture
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Great light summery salad when you have a glutt of courgettes. But even one good sized courgette makes a lovely side dish for 2 people. I make it just before sitting down to dinner (have everything prepared before hand - except courgette). It doesn't go watery and soggy otherwise..... but so delicious!!

felicitycornish's picture
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We really did not like this recipe at all. We found the combination of flavours very strange and not at all pleasant.

sevlow's picture

Try grating your coourgette put them in a colander over bowl sprinkle with salt and leave for 30 to 40 min then squeeze out any liquid with your hands then follow the recipe this stop the early on set of mushyness in the end dish

argosdiva's picture
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Lovely. I didn't have any poppy seeds but used sesame seeds and a few pine nuts instead. A really lovely way of using courgettes. Looking forward to trying it with poppy seeds too.

isyhw1946's picture
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I made this for a gathering of family and friends and it was so popular that it's now a regular accompaniment to salads. Delicious.

dangrima's picture
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Quick and easy, I used sesame oil, black onion seeds and lime juice, delicious! In order to avoid what could potentially become a watery mush I left the core.

sylvette's picture
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Made it with sesame and poppy seeds, it was delicious and refreshing. Excellent for summer dinner.

ruthbrinkmann's picture
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whitinga's picture
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Didn't have any Poppy seeds so used black onion seeds instead.

whitinga's picture
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Quick and easy to make and so impressive - last minute decision to make for recent BBQ. Very tasty - never had raw courgette before - perfect with BBQ meats and fish

kittyk8te's picture
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My guests liked it, thankfully, but I wasn't impressed. It went watery very quickly, which gave it a terribly soggy texture, and the honey flavour wasn't very pleasant.

tlereya's picture
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I never thought this will be that gooodd!!

quirkyjode's picture
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This recipe really surprised me, it was lovely! Will be making it again.

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