Warm spring vegetables

Warm spring vegetables

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 2 mins - 3 mins


Serves 6

This vibrant green side dish is a delicious way to serve vegetables alongside your Sunday roast

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal63
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 2 large courgettes, sliced into ribbons with a vegetable peeler



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

  • juice 1 lemon



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

  • 200g asparagus spears, washed and trimmed
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 100g frozen broad beans
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • small pack parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Put the courgette ribbons in a large bowl with a pinch of salt and the lemon juice.

  2. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and cook the asparagus for 2 mins, adding the frozen peas and broad beans for the final min. Drain well, pod the broad beans and toss together with the courgette ribbons. Drizzle over the olive oil, sprinkle on parsley and season to taste.

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21st Apr, 2019
Made similar to previous comment - boiled the veg for 5 mins, (used defrosted broad beans) then added to courgettes, oil and parsley. I also drained the courgettes from the lemon juice, as thought it would be too much, result - delicious, fresh, and zesty side dish which all enjoyed. Served with traditional fish pie, and would make again.
27th Aug, 2015
I loved this, I used fresh broad beans as they had them in the shop and just cooked them for 1 min then podded them then chucked them in for 30 seconds at the end to reheat. I drained the lemon juice off the courgette before mixing everything together as there was a lot of juice in the bottom of the bowl. I had it with a spring fish pie and everyone thought it was great and a fab change to normal boiled veg (the lemon complimented the fish really nicely)
17th Apr, 2019
should the courgette be cooked? worried it will be too hard!
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17th Apr, 2019
There's no need to cook the courgette in this recipe, the effect of the lemon juice and salt on the thin ribbons will give a nice and flavoursome bite but it won't be hard.
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