Warm lemony courgette salad

Warm lemony courgette salad

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2
A healthy, vibrant salad of shaved courgette, citrus and basil. Serve as a gluten-free starter or side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal71
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0g
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  • 2 courgettes



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

  • 1 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…

  • zest 1 lemon, plus a squeeze of lemon



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

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ small pack basil, roughly torn



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  1. Use a vegetable peeler to slice the courgettes into wide strips, discarding the central, seedy part. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the lemon zest and garlic, and fry over a medium heat for 1 min. Add the courgette strips and cook, stirring regularly, for a further 1-2 mins until the courgettes are slightly softened. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and toss the basil through.

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12th Sep, 2016
Quick and easy recipe; Really enjoyed this. Made courgette noodles (with really handy fancy peeler) and used basil & mint. My husband also loved it.
11th Jul, 2015
I love courgette salads and this is a good one, but I prefer to griddle the courgettes I take leftovers to work the next day. Goes nicely with poached salmon
1st Aug, 2014
Brilliant recipe, my husband ate a mountain of this, and went back for seconds.
13th May, 2014
Really enjoyed this - lovely and light.
30th Apr, 2014
Maybe I was too heavy-handed, but all I could taste in this dish was lemon, with a slightly unpleasant sourness from the zest. There was no taste from the courgette or even the basil. I halved the recipe for one person so perhaps this affected the balance of flavours.
24th Apr, 2014
LOVE IT!!!! :)
16th Apr, 2014
Delicious and quick! I used more garlic to flavour the olive oil and removed most of it before adding the courgettes. Forgot the basil, but didn't miss it.
2nd Apr, 2014
I personally prefer lots of chopped mint rather than basil.
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2nd Apr, 2014
A feeling of spring.Great!
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