Delicious courgette recipe ideas
Here are some courgette recipe ideas that are quick and simple to cook.
Courgettes have become the vegetable of choice for many of us. It is hardly surprising because they are very easy to grow and make a great addition to many dishes including, salads, soups, flans and stews.
Courgettes also can be used as a spaghetti substitute with major supermarkets stocking “courgette spaghetti”, also referred to as zuccini.
It simple to make your own courgette spaghetti, particularly if you are using a Spiralizer. A handy and cheap addition to your kitchen equipment.
It is also simple to grow your own courgettes. There really is something very satisfying to be able pick vegetables which you can eat a short while later.
Salads and courgette recipe ideas
Pick the smallest courgettes to add to salads. It can bulk up a traditional green salad. An alternative courgette recipe is to create a salad by peeling the courgettes long ways to create slithers of courgettes. Then sprinkle with sea salt and lemon juice to make a delicious accompaniment to a barbecue supper ,also works really well with salmon.
Roasted Courgette recipe ideas
Rinse and chop courgettes and place in a roasting dish. Spray or drizzle olive oil over them season with salt and black pepper and roast until lightly golden in colour. Around 30 minutes on a medium oven setting.
Adding tomatoes to the courgettes along with some torn basil leaves also works really well. Courgettes and tomatoes are a great culinary partnership.
You can saute courgettes in the frying pan however this requires slightly more effort and attention although is equally tasty.
One stop supper courgette recipe ideas
If you want to create a one stop supper with a portion of protein add cooked chicken or goats cheese to your roasted courgette and/or tomatoes and pop in the oven. Alternatively stir into cooked pasta.
Courgette and Brie or Cheddar Cheese Soup.
When your courgettes have been left a little too long – or you just feel inundated with courgettes, making a courgette soup can ensure you they all get used up.
1 tbsp chopped garlic
60ml/2fl oz extra virgin olive oil
teaspoon of ground coriander
pinch of salt and ground white pepper,
1 kg/2¼lb green courgettes, cut into slices
750ml/1¼ pint chicken/ vegetable stock
60ml/2fl oz single cream or creme fraiche
2oz freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve – cheddar and goats cheese also work well too.
Take the courgettes, salt, pepper and the chopped garlic and cook in the olive oil on a low heat until lightly browned and slightly soft.
Add the chicken stock and ground coriander and continue cooking uncovered until soft which will probably take about 8 minutes. Liquidise the mixture in a blender and return to the pan. Add a couple of dollops of crème fraiche or single cream along with the cheddar, Parmesan or even goats cheese. Taste to ensure well seasoned.
If you are planning to freeze the soup emit the cream/ creme fraiche and cheese. Add the cream/cheese when you are re heating the soup through once you have defrosted it and are bout to serve. Do make sure that you check t he seasoning
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