Lemony courgette salad


I am pretty easy with food. There really isn’t much I don’t like. And I am all for fruit and veg. But the one thing I really hate is salad. I’ve grown to like the more tasty ones with time, such as arugola or baby spinach leaves. But I can’t bring an iceberg salad leave close to my mouth, or even lettuce. It just feels like I am eating plastic. In fact when I was younger and still living at my parents’, I had taught our dog to eat the salad leaves in my stead. I would give them to him under the table – he was not a fan either though.

Anyway, even now when I want to make a salad, it rarely involves anything leafy. And that’s ok, there is plenty out there you can make a nice crunchy salad with!

This one is actually my mom’s recipe. Very simple and great with grilled meat or fish!

Ingredients (4): 3 small courgettes – juice of 2 limes or 1 lemon – a handful of coriander and mint leaves – 3 tbsp olive oil – salt and pepper to taste.


1. Slice the courgettes very thinly. The slices should be no more than 1 mm thick.

2. Put the courgettes slices in a large bowl. Pour the lime juice and olive oil and mix well. Leave to marinate for 20 mn to soften the courgettes.

3. Chop the coriander and mint leaves thinly. Mix in with the courgettes. Add salt and pepper to taste.


2 thoughts on “Lemony courgette salad

    • I remember that! Though you managed to keep posting recipes even with a finger missing 🙂 I used a mandoline, but I am sure there are robots that could do the slicing for you, to keep your fingers safe.


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