Courgette & tahini dip

Courgette & tahini dip

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins plus cooling


Serves 2
Serve this thick, moreish dip of roasted courgettes and Greek yogurt with crudités or flatbread as part of a Lebanese meze spread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal121
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 2 large courgettes, washed



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

  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tahini



    Also known as tahina, this finely ground paste of husked and roasted sesame seeds is an…

  • juice ½ lemon



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

  • 1 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • handful of mint, leaves picked and chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • ½ tsp olive oil, to serve
    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. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Wrap the whole courgettes in foil, then put in the oven and roast for 20 mins or until soft when pricked with a fork. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

  2. Put the courgettes in a food processor, with the garlic and blend until it has a fluffy texture. Add the tahini and lemon juice and season, then blitz again. Transfer to a bowl, then stir through the yogurt and a little of the mint. Drizzle with olive oil and scatter over the remaining mint to serve.

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2nd Dec, 2015
Loved this!! So easy to make! (And quite healthy too.) Only thing to add is that I added 2 tablespoons of tahini (instead of 1) as wouldn't have tasted much of it otherwise!
5th Oct, 2015
Lovely flavour - would definitely serve more than 2 as part of a mezze, it makes plenty. Just a warning to others that my courgettes took twice as long to cook as the recipe stated. Otherwise, very easy to make and a nice, relatively low-cal dip.
Kirsten Kelly
1st Sep, 2019
What would you serve this with? Was hoping ti use it with a lunch dish or dinner as opposed to mezze style
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9th Sep, 2019
Thanks for your question. If you'd like to serve this with a main dish then we'd suggest grilled lamb chops or chicken as a great alternative.
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