Griddled courgettes with chilli lime dressing

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Griddled courgettes with chilli lime dressing
Griddled courgettes with chilli lime dressing
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Courgettes always look so attractive when cooked on a griddle pan and this recipe turns this simple vegetable into something quite special. Drizzle chilli lime dressing over the griddled courgettes to give a light and delicious Summer lunch. It can be served warm but is also perfect served cold for a buffet or party with other salad dishes. Serve it with crusty bread so you can mop up the dressing. The delicious dressing adds a great depth of flavour to the dish making it perfect for a light option and healthy too.


  • 500g courgettes
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
For the dressing:
  • Ĺ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint

If you donít have a griddle pan use a large frying pan instead. To save time you can use any of your favourite bottled dressings or flavoured oils in this recipe. Vary the recipe by adding griddled aubergine and slices of tomato.


  1. Cut the courgettes lengthways into 5mm slices. Place the courgettes in a bowl with the garlic and lime zest. Add the oil and toss everything together to coat evenly.
  2. Heat a griddle pan and when hot add the courgette slices to the pan.
  3. Cook the courgettes for 5 minutes, turning once.

To make the dressing:

  1. Put the chilli, garlic, ginger, lime juice and olive oil in a blender or food processor and process until well combined.
  2. Add the coriander and mint and process for a few seconds.
  3. Serve the courgettes with the dressing drizzled over.

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