- 2 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 2 tsp unsalted butter
- 4 large courgettes (we used a mixture of green and yellow), sliced
The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…
- zest and juice 1 lemon
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- pinch of chilli flakes
- 70g ricotta
Ricotta is an Italian curd cheese. Made from whey, it is traditionally a by-product of making…
- extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- handful mint leaves, picked and roughly chopped
Heat a large, heavy non-stick frying pan or cast-iron skillet over a medium heat. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil and 1 tsp butter together and add half the courgettes in one layer. Cook for 2 mins, then turn the heat down to medium-low and cook for 5 more mins untouched, until the underside has a nice colour. Flip the courgettes, then grate over some lemon zest, pour over half the lemon juice and season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Cook for a further 5 mins or until very tender. Repeat the process with the remaining slices of courgette.
Transfer to a platter and top with spoonfuls of ricotta. Drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil and scatter over the mint to serve.