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Greek lamb-stuffed courgettes

  • serves 3 as a main or 6 as a starter
  • Easy

Make the most of this versatile vegetable by topping with spiced lamb mince, pine nuts and feta in this crowd-pleasing Mediterranean dish

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Ingredients

  • courgettes 6, halved lengthways
  • extra-virgin olive oil 4 tbsp
  • lamb mince 500g
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 4 cloves, finely chopped
  • ground cinnamon 1 tsp
  • dried oregano ½ tsp
  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • raisins 100g
  • pine nuts 60g, toasted
  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, finely chopped
  • feta 100g, crumbled
  • mint leaves to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Use a teaspoon or melon baller to hollow out the courgette halves, ensuring there is a 1cm border left. Finely chop the scooped-out courgette flesh.

  • Step 2

    Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the lamb mince until really crisp. Turn down the heat and add the onion, courgette flesh and a pinch of salt. Cook gently for 10 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic, cinnamon and oregano, and cook for a few minutes before tipping in the chopped tomatoes and simmering for 15 minutes or until thickened. Season and stir in the raisins, pine nuts and flat-leaf parsley.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the courgette halves onto a baking tray and fill with the lamb and tomato sauce. Crumble over the feta and drizzle over the remaining olive oil. Bake for 25 30 minutes or until the courgettes are cooked through. Sprinkle with mint and serve with a green salad, if you like.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 449
  • Fat 29.5g
  • Saturates 9.1g
  • Carbs 19.1g
  • Sugars 18.1g
  • Fibre 4.4g
  • Protein 24.6g
  • Salt 0.6g
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