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Courgettes with tzatziki

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Courgettes with tzatziki

Starter Serves 2 25 min
This vegetarian Greek combination makes a lovely thirst-quenching summer starter or can be eaten as part of a mezze spread. Cooling tzatziki also makes a good salad dressing, or an accompaniment to grilled lamb chops.


for the tzatziki

  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 500ml natural yoghurt
  • 1 cucumber, deseeded and grated
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed with ½ tsp sea salt
  • juice of ½ lemon

for the courgettes

  • 50g butter
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 4 courgettes
  • 1 chilli, finely sliced
  • handful of fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min

To make the tzatziki

  • Step 1

    mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Season to taste. Leave to chill in a fridge until required.

Cut the courgettes

  • Step 1

    in half lengthways and chop into 1cm chunks. Melt the butter in a pan with the oil and add the courgettes and chilli. Cook over a medium heat until tender and lightly browned.
  • Step 2

    Sprinkle the courgettes with the mint and vinegar. Season well and serve hot with the tzatziki dip on the side.

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