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Our homegrown courgettes start in July. They are really versatile. You can eat them raw, thinly sliced or grated; try making long courgette strips with a veg peeler for salads or pasta. Fry quickly with chilli and mint or lemon and basil. Chop into chunks and roast. Or make courgette fritters with a tangy salsa (there are several recipes on our website).


  • Courgettes


  1. Store in the fridge, for up to a week.
  2. Prep: no need to peel. Just chop or grate and go.
  3. Courgettes go well with: Chilli, mint, basil, ricotta, lemon, dill, tomatoes, tahini, mozzarella, blue cheese, beans, feta, coriander and cumin.
  4. Quick idea for the BBQ or griddle:
  5. serves 4-6
  6. Cut 6 courgettes into long strips ½cm thick, using a sharp knife or a mandolin.
  7. Brush with oil and BBQ or griddle until tender.
  8. Combine with 4 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar and a crushed clove or two of garlic.
  9. Stir in 2 tbsp chopped herbs - try basil, marjoram or oregano. Add a chopped chilli or two if you like.
  10. Leave to cool and marinate at room temperature. Use as an antipasto or to top your BBQ’d burger.
want to cook with fresh ingredients? try one of our award winning veg boxes