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How to cook and prepare courgette - Vegetarian & vegan recipes

The courgette (also known as Zucchini) is a type of summer squash that can be dark or light green in colour and is capable of growing to almost a metre but is usually cultivated at half of the length. Unlike cucumber, it is usually served cooked, though can be eaten raw. It is eaten in various countries around the world, and examples of use are in cold or hot salads, baked in bread, etc.
Season: Summer/August
Nutritional benefits: Good source of vitamin A, C and potassium.
Quick cooks tip: Sliced courgettes grill or steam in a matter of minutes! Serve hot, or cold in salads.
Cooking methods for courgettes:

  • Roast
  • Stir-fry
  • Steam
  • Grill

How to slice a courgette
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