Courgette salad

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4
This courgette salad is the perfect barbecue accompaniment

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian


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  • sugars-
  • fibre-
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  • 2 large courgettes



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

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

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



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…


  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.

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Comments (35)

sylvette's picture

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

whitinga's picture

Didn't have any Poppy seeds so used black onion seeds instead.

whitinga's picture

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

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

I never thought this will be that gooodd!!

quirkyjode's picture

This recipe really surprised me, it was lovely! Will be making it again.

sarahlabat's picture

A great way of using up all my courgettes this year that went a little mad in the garden! It went down a treat with everyone!

esjanet's picture

I have made this many times and people are always surprised at how good it is. My husband is not a fan of courgettes but loves this.
Try it.

MaxxyysMum's picture

Sorry, but my family didn't like this at all. You were right to point out that it goes watery - it did within minutes of making and consequently looked most unappetising. We also found the honey was overpowering and made it sickly-sweet.

wendyr's picture

Lovely and refreshing. will make this again.

yandrea's picture

Lovely. My daughter does not like courgettes at all but liked the salad. My husband finished it, so I will not have any leftovers for my lunch tomorrow. I will definitely make it again.

sandrarosalind's picture

Very enjoyable and easy and quick to make. Will certainly make it more often.

esjanet's picture

Normally my husband would not choose courgettes but he is now a convert. I did not change anything.

veronikak's picture

Great alternative for a regular salad!


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