lemon and mint marinated courgettes

Lemon and mint marinated courgettes

  • serves 4 as a side
  • Easy

These zesty grilled courgettes are a great summer side dish to have alongside your midweek meal


*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • olive oil
  • lemons 2, zested and juiced
  • garlic 2 cloves, bruised
  • sea salt
  • baby courgettes 16, halved lengthways
  • mint a small bunch, shredded


  • Step 1

    Whisk 4 tbsp olive oil with the lemon juice, zest and bruised garlic cloves.

  • Step 2

    Season with salt and pour into the bottom of a large baking dish.

  • Step 3

    Toss the courgettes with a little more oil. Heat a griddle to high. Add the courgettes cut-side down and griddle for 4-5 minutes until really chargrilled.

  • Step 4

    Turn over and griddle for another couple of minutes, then lay them cut-side down in the marinade.

  • Step 5

    Repeat until you’ve griddled all the courgettes. Leave to marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.

  • Step 6

    To serve, put the courgettes on a platter, spoon over some of the marinade and sprinkle with mint.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 138
  • Fat 14g
  • Saturates 2g
  • Carbs 1.5g
  • Sugars 0.8g
  • Fibre 0.7g
  • Protein 1.2g
  • Salt 0.4g