This is a fabulous summer recipe and perfect to do when you have a glut of courgettes in the garden (although I am more than happy to buy courgettes to make this). The slight charring can be achieved on the barbecue or griddle pan, whichever works for you. It is this cooking process that seems to transform the flavour of the courgettes into something delicious that my children will happily eat whilst a steamed disc of the same would fill them with dread. The combination of the salty feta, fresh mint and zesty lemony dressing completes the picture. —Anna May
courgettes, thinly sliced lengthwise
handful of fresh mint
lemon, juice only
clove garlic, crushed
good olive oil
In This Recipe
Heat the griddle or barbecue and put the courgette slices into a bowl with one tablespoon of oil and turn until evenly coated. Cook until charred and floppy and put to one side on a plate. Mix the remaining oil with the lemon juice, garlic and a little salt (remember the feta is salty) and black pepper. Mix the courgettes, feta and dressing together and then tumble onto a serving plate and top with the mint.