Griddled courgettes with pine nuts & feta

Griddled courgettes with pine nuts & feta

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

Serve this as a starter or as a side dish with roasted or barbecued lamb or chicken

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal181
  • fat16g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.67g
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  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 large courgettes, thickly sliced



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

  • zest 1 lemon



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

  • 100g feta cheese
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • small bunch mint, torn



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


  1. Brush a griddle pan with a little of the oil and place on a high heat, then griddle courgettes in batches for 2-3 mins on each side until charred and cooked through. Keep warm while you cook the rest.

  2. Layer on a platter and sprinkle over the lemon zest, then top with the feta, pine nuts, chilli and mint. Drizzle over the rest of the oil and some seasoning. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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13th May, 2015
Delicious. I took as part of a picnic dinner with poached salmon fillets. Just needed some strawberries to follow and all were delighted
13th Jul, 2013
Delicious. Great BBQ accompianment to grilled chicken and sausages. Great flavour combination. Will be making again soon
1st May, 2012
What a great dish and so easy, a good way to jazz up the humble courgette, will be on my menu again and goes with anything ideal if you have a vegetarian to cater for at a meal just add extra on for them to have as it is. I did addthe chilli into the griddle pan to cook it off rather than have it raw as I prefer it that way. It that was the only change I made
6th Mar, 2012
Quite an interesting combination of flavours! I've never eaten anything like that, but it must be perfect for Sunday afternoon BBQs. Be careful with chillies, though - I didn't have chilli peppers, so added a little bit of chilli oil and god, it was hot!
19th Feb, 2012
Great! Easy to make and a nice mixture of flavours.
2nd Aug, 2011
Due to having contracted 'pine mouth' a couple of times I decided to replace the pine nuts with chopped up sundried tomatoes. It was DIVINE!
9th Jun, 2011
Made this to serve at a bbq and everyone loved it! A nice change from the usual lettuce and tomatoes.
8th Jun, 2011
Great dish! Loved the flavour combination. Replaced chilli with red peppercorns, worked well.
2nd Jun, 2011
excellent recipe, full of flavour , easy to make especially as a light supper dish.
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