Pic of Courgette, herb and poppy seed salad

Courgette, herb and poppy seed salad

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Courgette, herb and poppy seed salad

Serves 4 10 min
This grated courgette salad with lots of herbs is a good simple way to enjoy the first courgettes of the year – or to use up a glut. It's a base you can play around with – add grated carrots for more crunch, or French beans or sugar snap peas.


  • zest and juice of ½ lemon, more to taste
  • ½ tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 courgettes, cut into fine matchsticks or coarsely grated (if grating, gently squeeze out any excess liquid)
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    Combine the lemon zest and juice, herbs and olive oil in a bowl.
  • Step 2

    Add the courgettes and poppy seeds and toss together to coat. Season to taste.

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