Chilli & mint courgette with mozzarella

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes

Makes: 2


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.