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Grilled Courgettes with Ricotta

Image for Recipe - Grilled Courgettes with Ricotta
  • Time preparation 10 minutes, plus marinating time
  • cook time 15 minutes
  • Serve Serves 2

  • 2 large courgettes, sliced into thin rounds
  • 3 tbsps rapeseed oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Small handful of mint leaves, torn, plus extra to serve
  • Pinch of chilli flakes, plus extra to serve
  • 125g ricotta
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • Rocket leaves, to serve

Toss the courgettes with 1 tbsp oil, and cook in batches on a very hot griddle pan for 3-4 mins each side, until well coloured but al dente. Put in a bowl and season.

Mix 1 tbsp of oil with the lemon juice, mint and chilli. Toss through the courgettes. Cover and marinate for 30 mins.

Meanwhile, combine the ricotta, dill and lemon zest, and season with salt. Put the courgettes in a serving dish and dot with the ricotta mixture. Scatter over the pine nuts, mint leaves, rocket and extra chilli flakes, and drizzle with the remaining oil.

Ingredients

  • 2 large courgettes, sliced into thin rounds
  • 3 tbsps rapeseed oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Small handful of mint leaves, torn, plus extra to serve
  • Pinch of chilli flakes, plus extra to serve
  • 125g ricotta
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • Rocket leaves, to serve

Method

Toss the courgettes with 1 tbsp oil, and cook in batches on a very hot griddle pan for 3-4 mins each side, until well coloured but al dente. Put in a bowl and season.

Mix 1 tbsp of oil with the lemon juice, mint and chilli. Toss through the courgettes. Cover and marinate for 30 mins.

Meanwhile, combine the ricotta, dill and lemon zest, and season with salt. Put the courgettes in a serving dish and dot with the ricotta mixture. Scatter over the pine nuts, mint leaves, rocket and extra chilli flakes, and drizzle with the remaining oil.

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