Courgette salad

Courgette salad

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4
This courgette salad is the perfect barbecue accompaniment

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian


  • kcal-
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  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
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  • 2 large courgettes



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, 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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24th Jun, 2019
I like courgette so I was surprised that I didn't like this, when it was highly-rated by others. I definitely recommend you salt and squeeze the courgettes to get water out of them before making the salad, but I won't be trying it a second time, I thought it was textureless and weird. One for people who have a glut of courgettes and are getting desperate.
17th May, 2018
C'mon, make it simple............ Grate your courgettes - sprinkle with salt, if necessary. Leave in a colander and then squeeze out the excess water. then use. Jeeze, use your commonsense!
19th Sep, 2016
There was a little too much liquid but it was still lovely.
Cedric William
23rd Aug, 2016
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9th Apr, 2016
I nicked the idea from a friend after having it at theirs and it went down a treat with my friends too. Added an extra large garlic clove for a bit more punch, but that's personal taste! Wasn't really around long enough to get watery, it was the last thing I made before serving.
17th Aug, 2015
Lovely fresh salad. I used lemon and served it with a Greek roast leg of lamb. Delicious combination.
4th Aug, 2015
Used sesame seeds instead of poppy seeds and it worked well. Love this dish after trying it at a friend's house, but it's a shame that it goes so watery. Will definitely try a reader's tip from below about getting rid of the excess water.
28th Jun, 2015
Very simple and yet yummy. A bit too sweet though. Will put mire lemon and less honey the next time. Didn't put poppy seed though. Good dish to use up the zucchinis. Will definitely make again
25th Jul, 2014
Enjoyed it very much, but only used 1 tbsp of olive oil which is plenty.
15th Aug, 2013
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.


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