8 ways with courgettes

8 ways with courgettes

Whether you call them courgettes or know them as zucchinis, there are many things you can do with this versatile vegetable.

Gardeners will know that a crop of courgettes always comes at once, and if you don’t harvest them soon  enough, you will quickly have marrows on your hands.

These recipes work for green or yellow courgettes, and even marrows.

Summer Vegetable Slice

Summer Vegetable Slice

The beauty of this summer vegetable slice is that it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Courgette Burgers

Courgette burger

Try this meat-free burger alternative. These courgette burgers are both healthy and easy to make. If you have lots of courgettes, double the recipe and freeze some patties for later.

Baked Parmesan Courgette Fries

Want some fries to go with your courgette burger? Try Nadia Lim’s recipe for parmesan courgette fries.

Chocolate Courgette CakeChocolate courgette cake

If you put vegetables in a cake, does that mean you can eat an extra slice? You’re definitely going to want a second slice of this delicious chocolate courgette cake.

Curried Courgette Sandwich Pickle

Spice up your sandwiches and savoury dishes with this curried courgette pickle.

Make Zoodles

Grab a spiraliser and turn your zucchini into zoodles and your courgettes into courgetti. These make the perfect low-carb base for so many meals. Check out these 15 recipes for zucchini noodles.

Zucchini, Mint and Feta Quiche

vegetarian bread quiche

Jax Hamilton’s zucchini, feta and mint quiche is perfect for a vegetarian meal. Because it uses sliced bread as the base instead of pastry it is quick, cheap and healthy.

Freeze them

Zucchini

If you want to keep a stash of courgettes for later in the year, you can freeze them.

Cut the courgettes to your desired size, blanch them and then freeze free-flow on a tray until they are frozen. Once frozen, portion into ziplock bags.

Alternatively, grate the zucchini and freeze it in ziplock bags. It will be watery when it thaws, so just squeeze out the excess liquid before using.