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Ottolenghi’s best courgette recipes

by Lucy Hall

published on 18 May 2023

It should come as no surprise that the chef who helped the UK fall in love with vegetables would know his way around a courgette. But then again, the courgette doesn’t need much help, does it? The ever-adaptable vegetable is easily slotted into a fresh, delicious salad or served deep-fried as tempura, and is amenable to a globe-spanning array of flavours.

From delicious snackable fritters to moreish frittatas, we’ve collected some of the best Ottolenghi-courgette collabs, suitable as both mains or side plates for your next meal.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Grilled Courgettes with Warm Yoghurt and Saffron Butter

by Yotam Ottolenghi, The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Noor Murad

Not just fresh and hearty, this gorgeous dish balances the slight tang of yoghurt with the creamy, savoury smoothness of butter for a deeply flavourful profile.

From the book

Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Slow-cooked Courgettes with Pangrattato

by Yotam Ottolenghi, The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Noor Murad

This warming, nutty concoction works as well on its own as it does with pasta or crusty bread – and it’s easy to make, too.

Ottolenghi’s Chargrilled Asparagus, Courgettes and Manouri

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

Full of fresh, lightly grilled vegetables and a dash of fragrant basil oil, this colourful, crowd-pleasing salad is perfect for your next barbecue.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Fennel and Courgette Salad with Preserved Lemon Dressing

by Yotam Ottolenghi, The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Noor Murad

There’s hardly any prep required for this zesty, fresh salad, brought to life by a preserved lemon dressing.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Courgette and Ciabatta Frittata

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Courgette and Ciabatta Frittata

from Simple

This dish is light, fluffy and the perfect weekend treat. If you’re entertaining, cook before any guests arrive and reheat for five minutes.

Ottolenghi’s Courgette and Manouri Fritters

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ramael Scully

Perfect as a light lunch, an impressive starter or a canapé, these are an Ottolenghi restaurant classic.

Super Soft Courgettes

Ottolenghi’s Super-Soft Courgettes with Harissa and Lemon

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage

A perfect side-dish that truly lets the flavour and texture of this delicious summer vegetable shine.

Corsican Pie with Courgette Flowers

Ottolenghi’s Corsican Pie with Courgette Flowers

Either use courgette flowers or long strips of shaved courgette to top off this delicious dish.


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