Courgette, chilli and mint salad

With courgette being the star of this meal, it adds a unique twist to the standard summer salad. Combining the refreshing hint of mint with a little chilli creates a delicate and refreshing salad that's wonderfully simple and tasty.

Light Bites
Courgette chilli and mint salad
  • Preparation time 20 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 10-15 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 4


  • 1kg courgettes, thickly sliced into rings
  • 30ml olive oil


For the dressing

  • 50ml olive oil 
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes 
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • Salt and pepper to season


To finish

  • 50g rocket or mixed leaf
  • 30g fresh mint, torn into pieces


  1. Place the courgettes on a baking tray and drizzle with oil. Place into the oven at 200 degrees C and cook for 10-15 minutes until they start to soften and go golden brown. 
  2. Meanwhile place all the dressing ingredients into a bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Remove the courgettes from the oven and while still warm add to the dressing and toss gently to combine.  
  4. Allow to cool and infuse.
  5. Place a portion of the rocket or mixed leaves into a serving bowl and top with the courgettes. Finish with torn mint leaves.

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