Griddled courgette, pine nut, and mozzarella salad

Griddled courgette, pine nut, and mozzarella salad

  • serves 2
  • A little effort

A quick idea for courgettes that can be turned into an easy, filling salad. Top with mozzarella and pine nuts then serve with bulgar wheat or orzo. A simple midweek meal for two.



  • lemon 1, juiced
  • olive oil
  • garlic 1 clove, halved
  • courgettes 3, sliced ½cm thick on the diagonal
  • mozzarella 1 ball, torn into pieces
  • pine nuts 2 tbsp, toasted until golden
  • mint a handful, chopped to serve
  • orzo or bulgar wheat to serve


  • Step 1

    Whisk the lemon juice with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the garlic along with plenty of seasoning.

  • Step 2

    Brush the courgette slices with oil, and griddle on both sides until charred and softened (you’ll need to cook them in batches), then drop them into the dressing as you go.

  • Step 3

    Scoop the garlic out of the bowl and discard. Give the courgettes one more toss in the dressing, then arrange on two plates. Add the cheese, pine nuts and mint. Drizzle over any dressing left in the bowl and serve with orzo or bulgar wheat.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 419
  • Fat 37.6g
  • Carbs 3.6g
  • Fibre 2.3g
  • Protein 16.6g
  • Salt 0.6g