Courgette Frittata With Pumpkin Crust. Photo / Babiche Martens

Our Very Best Courgette Recipes To Try

Courgette, zucchini — whatever you call it, these recipes are the perfect way to make the most of this versatile vegetable

Courgette Frittata With Pumpkin Crust
This frittata makes for a tasty gluten-free meal served warm or at room temperature with a side salad. The addition of the pumpkin crust makes this recipe a more substantial version of your typical frittata. 

Warm Courgette & Mozzarella Pasta Salad
This pasta salad recipe is a change from the usual saucy numbers, but equally as delicious with the soft, shredded mozzarella folded through. Nobody likes the thought of a pile of dishes at the end of dinner, so this meal is perfect because it takes minimum effort and creates minimal mess.

Courgette and Walnut Spaghetti. Photo / Babiche Martens

Courgette and Walnut Spaghetti
This courgette dish is light and refreshing, plus it's easily whipped up in just a few minutes. Feel free to add an extra clove or two of garlic if you're a garlic lover.

Easy Courgettes
For this easy courgette recipe, braise them gently in their own juices with a smooth and buttery olive oil. This simple technique makes the texture soft, silky and luscious. Dress the courgettes generously in lemon juice, fresh mint and a little sweet basil.

Prawn Spaghetti With Courgette, Feta & Chilli
Leave all those creamy sauces behind and go for the simple, fresh flavours of this spaghetti dish. Pair pasta with prawns, a hint of lemon and greens. The addition of roasted tomatoes takes it to a delicious new level.

Spiced Corn, Courgette & Chicken Salad. Photo / Babiche Martens

Spiced Corn, Courgette & Chicken Salad
Put summer's abundance of fresh corn and courgettes to good use in this delicious dish, which is also perfect for using up last night's leftover roast chicken.

Stuffed Courgette Flowers
Raid the vege patch to get your hands on covetable courgette flowers. They are a real treat stuffed with ricotta cheese, fried to perfection and drizzled with honey.

Spiral Vegetables With Seeds & Nuts
It doesn't get much healthier than this. This gluten and dairy-free salad stars plenty of spiraled raw vegetables, crunchy nuts and seeds and a simple dressing. Serve alongside barbecued meat or a freshly baked quiche.

Corn & Courgette Fritters. Photo / Babiche Martens

Corn & Courgette Fritters
Nothing beats a good fritter. The irresistible summer combination of corn and courgette strikes again in this tasty dish, which is delicious served with a side salad and a dollop of creme fraiche.

Sundried Tomato & Basil Fritters
Another winning fritter recipe is this one which sees courgette paired with semi-dried tomatoes and parmesan. Cook on the barbecue for a real summery touch.

Polenta with Chickpea & Tomato Sauce
This polenta and chickpea bake will be a favourite on the menu for Meat-free Mondays. If you pour the tomato sauce over the polenta while hot, dinner will be on the table before you know it. A dollop of Greek yoghurt finishes it off with that delicious tangy taste.

Decadent Zucchini Chocolate Cakes. Photo / Eleanor Ozich

Decadent Zucchini Chocolate Cakes
These amazingly rich and delicious chocolate cakes contain zucchini as their secret ingredient, adding a certain moistness that chocolate cakes can sometimes lack. The best part? You can throw the ingredients together in less than 5 minutes.

Courgette Oat Muffins
Sneak an extra dose of vegetables into your morning tea treat with this clever muffin recipe. They are the best of both worlds, genuinely good for you but also desirably moist, tender and fragrant.

Vegetable Pinwheels
This is summer on a plate. Eggplant, courgettes and peppers are barbecued to perfection then rolled with basil and mozzarella to create yummy vegetarian pinwheels.


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