Best ever summer courgette salad

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It’s summer, the best season for a courgette/zucchini salad, a quick to prepare, garlic friendly, tasty summer salad.


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4 people
5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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    4 large courgettes
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    1 tsp salt (sea salt or kosher salt or pink himalayan salt)
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    1-3 cloves garlic
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    3 tbsp olive oil (or other oil you prefer)
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    4-5 tbsp balsamic vinegar
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    1-2 tbsp cider vinegar
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    parsley (optional) for garnishing

How to Make Best ever summer courgette salad


  1. Wash and slice the courgettes lengthwise. Now, as I mentioned earlier, just cut the courgettes as you wish as long as they are not big chunks. The pieces/slices should not be thicker than 5 mm. Sprinkle half of the salt and set aside.
  2. On medium heat, place a frying pan with 1-2 tbsp of cooking oil. I normally don't use olive oil for frying as it's smoking point it's quite low. I use rapeseed, avocado, coconut or any other oils that have a high smoking point although here is low heat and shallow frying so realistically, any oil will do. Just make sure oil doesn't smoke.
  3. Start shallow frying the courgettes slightly only until it gets a little colour. Cook them in one layer and do not pile them up as they will get all mushy. Cook them little by little. You could grill them too if you have a griddle pan just do that. It is even better.
  4. Take out the fried zucchini slices and place them in a larger salad bowl. Repeat this until they are all done.
  5. Set them aside for few minutes to cool.
  6. Meanwhile peel the garlic, smash and chop finely. Use as much garlic as you like.
  7. In a small bowl, make the vinaigrette by mixing the 2 vinegars, salt and the finely chopped garlic.
  8. In a small bowl, make the vinaigrette by mixing the 2 vinegars, salt and the finely chopped garlic.
  9. It is ready to serve immediately as this salad can be served both warm or fridge cold. It can last up to 3 days in the fridge. Just add a little vinegar to refresh it if it happens to last and have any for a next day!

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About Best ever summer courgette salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #salad

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