Pic of Grilled courgette and pepper salad with feta and mint

Grilled courgette and pepper salad with feta and mint

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Grilled courgette and pepper salad with feta and mint

Serves 4 1h
This vegetarian grilled salad is very easy to make. It could be spun out into full meal by adding a tin of butter beans or having a crusty loaf of ciabatta alongside. Try to use courgettes that are nice and firm and not too big.


  • 450g small-medium courgettes
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed (optional)
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 30 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Split the courgettes in half lengthwise. Spread out in a colander, and sprinkle lightly with salt. Leave for 30 minutes to 1 hour to drain. Rinse and pat dry on kitchen paper. Brush with a little of the olive oil, then grill, turning, until browned and tender.
  • Step 2

    While they are grilling, mix the remaining olive oil with the lemon juice and garlic, if using, and season with pepper and a little salt. Taste and adjust seasoning. As soon as the courgettes are cooked, cut into 2.5cm lengths and toss in the dressing.
  • Step 3

    Quarter the peppers and remove seeds and white membrane. Grill, skin-side to heat, put in a bowl covered in clingfilm and leave until cool enough to handle. Strip off the skins and cut into strips.
  • Step 4

    Add to the courgettes, with the mint. Stir and leave to cool completely. To serve, spoon into a dish and scatter with feta cheese.

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