Courgette salad

Courgette salad

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(29 ratings)

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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  • 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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Rowena Wilkes's picture
Rowena Wilkes
16th Dec, 2011
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
11th Sep, 2011
Simple and perfect!
elizabethz's picture
26th Aug, 2011
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!!
18th Aug, 2011
We really did not like this recipe at all. We found the combination of flavours very strange and not at all pleasant.
6th Aug, 2011
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
4th May, 2011
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.
15th Jan, 2011
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.
27th Sep, 2010
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.
20th Aug, 2010
Made it with sesame and poppy seeds, it was delicious and refreshing. Excellent for summer dinner.
4th Aug, 2010


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