Chilli & mint courgette with mozzarella

  • Vegetarian


Couple of sprigs fresh mint, leaves picked, some small ones reserved
1 small red chilli, deseeded
1 small clove garlic
Zest and juice of 1 small lemon
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 small courgettes, finely sliced on the diagonal
½ x 150g pack Italian mozzarella cherries, torn


1. Finely chop the mint, chilli and garlic. Add to a large bowl with the lemon zest, juice and oil. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add the courgette slices and toss to mix.

2. Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the courgette mix and fry briskly for 5 minutes until golden and just tender. Transfer to a serving plate. Top with the torn mozzarella and any leftover dressing from the bowl. Garnish with the reserved mint leaves. 

Cook’s tip
This side is great served with chargrilled meats from the barbecue. Swap the mozzarella cherries with Parmigiano shavings if desired. 

chilli mint courgette with mozzarella (background)
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes

Makes: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,133kJ
Fat 22.5g
Saturated Fat 7.3g
Carbohydrate 5.6g
Sugars 5.1g
Protein 12.1g
Salt 0.2g
Fibre 2.5g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Aug 27 10:00:00 BST 2015.