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    Grilled courgette tzatziki

    Sharp, creamy, sweet and smoky, this is somewhere between a salad and a dip. Grilling brings out the sweetness in the courgettes and gives them an extra kick.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus resting
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes, plus resting

    Serves: 4


    3 courgettes, trimmed
    2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
    ½ lemon, juice
    ½ x 25g pack mint, leaves torn
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    400g natural yogurt
    20g pack dill, fronds roughly chopped


    1. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat (or heat up the barbecue). Halve the courgettes lengthways, brush with 1-2 tbsp oil and season. Put face down on the griddle for 5-6 minutes (or cook on the barbecue) until grill lines form. Flip over and cook for 2-3 minutes to soften the skin side a little.

    2. Transfer the courgettes to a chopping board and cut into thin slices widthways. While they are still warm, put in a bowl and mix with the lemon juice and most of the mint; season. Set aside for 10 minutes then add the garlic, yogurt, dill and 1 tbsp oil; mix well and serve with another drizzle of oil and the remaining mint.

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose & Partners Food, August 2019 issue. Download the Waitrose & Partners Food app for the full issue


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