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Yellow and Green Courgettes with Feta, Mint and Almonds

Yellow and Green Courgettes with Feta, Mint and Almonds

Courgette, feta and mint salad makes for a vibrant lunch recipe or a unique side dish. Use a mix of green and yellow courgettes for extra colour and flavour.

Introduction

Whether they’re cut into thin coins or finely sliced ribbons, raw courgettes are one of my top fave salad ingredients. When the yellow ones start appearing in early summer I like dreaming up recipes that include them. This is a simple, fresh, light salad that is perfect on its own with a hunk of bread dipped in olive oil, or on the side of a plate of chargrilled chicken or fish. 

1 tbsp

olive oil

freshly squeezed juice and zest of 1 unwaxed lemon

salt, to taste

medium green and yellow courgettes, topped and tailed

140g

feta, crumbled

¼ tsp

pink peppercorns, crushed in a mortar and pestle

a small handful mint leaves, roughly torn

30g

flaked almonds, lightly toasted in a dry pan until golden 

 

Combine the olive oil with the lemon juice in a clean jar and shake until blended. Season with a little salt.

Using a mandoline or a very sharp knife, slice the courgettes into thin coins and toss them in the dressing to coat them. You can also peel the courgettes lengthways into ribbons, for a slightly different version of this salad. Allow to stand for 10 minutes to ‘cook’ the courgettes and soften them.

Finally add the feta, crushed peppercorns, lemon zest, mint and almonds and toss once more to combine. Serve at room temperature.

(From the Happy Foodie)