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    Chilli & mint courgette with mozzarella

    • Vegetarian
    • 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. 

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


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