15 new ways to celebrate courgette season

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Courgette and corn fritters Easy Food

Courgettes have come into season, so we’ve pulled together a collection of our favourite recipes to help you celebrate these late summer stunners.

 

Fry’em up

Whether you’re using them as a substitute for chips, or simply as a moreish side dish in their own right, you’ll want to give these crispy, cheesy fried courgette sticks a go. For a healthier version with no frying required, try these baked courgette wedges — all of the cheesy goodness in a lighter bite.

Courgette fries Easy Food
We highly recommend you don’t skip the lemon aioli.

We’re also helplessly in love with these courgette and corn fritters, ideal for brunch, lunch or dinner. Stick an egg on top and you’ve got yourself a great veggie meal, or use the fritters as a side for chicken or bacon.

Courgette and corn fritters Easy Food
That yolk is practically indecent.

 

Speaking of eggs…

Courgettes make an elegant addition to a quiche — just try this gorgeous sun-dried tomato and Cheddar combination. Alternatively, a frittata is an easy way to pack plenty of fresh veggies into one meal. This courgette, tomato and Mozzarella version is a real taste of summer — all you need is some crusty bread and perhaps some mixed leaves.

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Quick, easy, tasty and healthy, this ticks all the boxes for a relaxed summer supper.

 

Italian favourites

We’re pretty much guaranteed to enjoy anything in pizza or pasta form, and courgettes are no exception. We love this summery pizza bianca for a chilled-out dinner that’s ready in no time.

Pizza bianca with summer vegetables | Easy Food
You won’t miss the tomato sauce on this white base pizza.

In more of a pasta mood? Try this so-simple rigatoni with light, fresh ricotta, or add a touch of class with this smoked salmon spaghetti.

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Smoked salmon fans will love this creamy pasta dish.

 

A super side dish

Courgettes make plenty of our favourite summer side dishes, and work especially well with chicken, lamb and pork. If the weather ever perks back up enough for a barbecue, these grilled lamb chops with courgette and Feta are an easy way to impress, while this griddled courgette salad is a lovely light accompaniment to a steak dinner. If you’re in the mood for chicken, try these cheesy breaded fillets with summer veg for something truly delicious.

Breaded chicken with summer veg Easy Food
Trust us, it’s a tasty as it is good-looking!

 

Get stuffed

Courgettes are fantastic used as vessels for other tasty foods. Take a trip to Mexico by filling them with a chicken enchilada-style mixture, or enjoy Middle Eastern flavours with these spiced lamb courgette boats.

Spiced lamb courgette boats Easy Food
The combination of spices and cooling yoghurt dressing is a real winner.

 

Little extras

If you find yourself with a glut of courgettes, get creative with these banana and courgette breakfast muffins — the kids won’t even know they’re in there! — or preserve some for later with this easy pickle.

Courgette pickle Easy Food
They’re good in salads, on sandwiches, on crusty bread, with cheese, on a fork…

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