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Print Courgettes with tzatziki

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.

Ingredients

  • for the tzatziki:
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 500ml natural yoghurt
  • 1 cucumber, deseeded & 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 & pepper

Method

  1. To make the tzatziki, mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Season to taste. Leave to chill in a fridge until required.
  2. Cut the courgettes 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.
  3. Sprinkle the courgettes with the mint and vinegar. Season well and serve hot with the tzatziki dip on the side.
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