Lemon and mint marinated courgettes
- Preparation and cooking time
- Total time
- plus marinating
- Serves 4 as a side
- olive oil
- 2 lemons, zested and juiced
- 2 cloves garlic, bruised
- sea salt
- 16 baby courgettes, halved lengthways
- a small bunch mint, 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.