Tag Archives: Courgette

Stuffed courgette with quinoa, peppers and rocket

Ingredients (serves 3 – 2 courgette halves per person) 3 large courgettes 150g quinoa (I used a mixture of white and red) 1 red pepper 2 handfulls of rocket 1 tsp smoked paprika (optional) 1 clove garlic 1/2tsp chilli flakes Salt and pepper Method Slice the courgettes in half and scoop out the middle using […]

Vegetarian Taiedda

This is a vegetarian version of dish which originates from Puglia in Italy. The traditional dish includes mussels, but I have exchanged mussels for capers. It is so, so easy to make. Just ten minutes of chopping and arranging, and then pop it in the oven for 40 minutes to bake. It has both potatoes […]

Cauliflower crust pizza

I absolutely love pizza. You can’t beat a thin and crispy base covered in a rich tomato sauce and oozing cheese. However, it is no secret that pizzas are not the healthiest of meals. When a friend mentioned that you can make a pizza base out of cauliflower I was a bit dubious so I […]

Garden vegetable pasta

You don’t necessarily need fresh peas or broad beans for this dish – the frozen ones work just as well although you will need to slightly thaw the broad beans before taking the skins off. I think this pasta dish is best eaten in the garden on a warm summer’s evening with a good glass […]

Allotment stew with parsley dumplings

Ingredients (serves 4) 200g broad beans 200g runner beans 2 large courgettes 200g peas 2 large onions 1 fennel bulb 150g mangetout 3 cloves of garlic 200mls good vegetable stock 50mls double cream 1 glass of white wine Juice of one lemon Cooking oil 200g self-raising flour 100g butter cut in pieces 75g mature cheddar, […]

Lemon quinoa with griddled courgettes and spring onions

This is light and refreshing dish. You could also crumble some feta into it if you fancy – peas and broad beans also work really well. Ingredients (serves 2) 300g quinoa 2 courgettes 6 spring onions 2 cloves of garlic 300mls vegetable stock Juice of one lemon Salt and pepper Oil Method Fry the finely […]

Courgette Rolls

These are really simple nibbles for a starter or as part of a larger antipasti dish. Ingredients 2 courgettes Handful of rocket 5 sundried tomatoes (cut into small chunks) Ricotta (1 tub – about 600g) Olive oil Salt/pepper Half a lemon Method Slice the courgette with a vegetable peeler and fry in a little bit […]