Courgette recipes

Courgettes are not only easy to grow, they’re also famously versatile. Make the most of this summer favourite with our delicious courgette recipes.

Courgettes are in season from June until early autumn. If you’re growing your own this summer, you’ll know how easy it is to end up with a glut on your hands. Luckily their mild flavour and silky texture makes courgettes a welcome addition to all kinds of savoury dishes.

Take your pick from popular sides like courgette fritters and fries. Add a bit of hidden veg to your bakes with our courgette cake recipe. The zucchini takes centre stage in our courgette  pizza recipe, courgette soufflé with incredible berkswell cheese or stuffed with feta. Whether you’re looking for easy summer suppers, side dishes, picnic bakes or easy ways to up the family’s five-a-day, you’re bound to find a recipe to suit below.

This vegetable really is a summer favourite and can be transformed into all kinds of fantastic dishes.

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Aubergine and courgette shawarma skewers

Aubergine recipes

Aubergine and courgette shawarma skewers

Ribbons of aubergine and courgette are marinated in fragrant spices, then slowly caramelised on the barbecue for naturally vegan skewers...

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Summer courgettes with malloreddus, parmesan and oregano

Courgette recipes

Summer courgettes with malloreddus, parmesan and oregano

This courgette recipe from chef Ben Tish combines the seasonal veg with Sardinian pasta, parmesan and oregano for a quick...

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Courgette, feta and blackcurrant salad

August seasonal recipes

Courgette, feta and blackcurrant salad

This elegant dish of courgette and feta. (or ewe’s curd) with blackcurrant purée makes the perfect starter or side dish...

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Grilled peaches with burrata, basil and courgette shavings

Peach recipes

Grilled peaches with burrata, basil and courgette shavings

You can’t not be happy when eating this… Grilled peaches with burrata, courgette and lemon makes an easy salad for...

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Courgette, feta and mint dumplings with brown butter

Courgette recipes

Courgette, feta and mint dumplings with brown butter

Sauteed courgettes were made to go with the summery flavours of fresh mint, salty feta and a little chilli heat,...

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Crab and courgette pasta

Crab recipes

Crab and courgette pasta

Grating courgettes into pasta allows them to retain their fresh flavour while melting into a sauce, providing a perfect partner...

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Chicken and courgette salad bowls

Chicken breast recipes

Chicken and courgette salad bowls

This summery chicken salad is full of fresh, bright flavour. If you happen to have leftover roast chicken knocking around,...

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Courgette baba ganoush with lamb cutlets

Courgette recipes

Courgette baba ganoush with lamb cutlets

Cook courgettes over an open flame until blackened, to make this smoky dip – a twist on classic aubergine baba...

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Courgettes and ricotta on toast

Courgette recipes

Courgettes and ricotta on toast

June heralds the start of courgette season – a vegetable which needs very little doing to it when it’s at...

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Summer vegetable and feta galette

30-minute meal recipes

Summer vegetable and feta galette

This pretty, versatile galette celebrates all of late spring and early summer’s culinary heroes – and it’s ready in 30...

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Harissa salmon with orzo courgette salad

30-minute meal recipes

Harissa salmon with orzo courgette salad

Orzo pasta salads rule, and this one can be served hot or cold, making it a great dish to take...

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Stuffed courgettes with feta

July seasonal recipes

Stuffed courgettes with feta

Stuffed round courgettes filled with a punchy, creamy mixture of feta, anchovies, chilli and breadcrumbs make an ideal summer starter....

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Chilli and lime tiger prawns with fried courgettes

Courgette recipes

Chilli and lime tiger prawns with fried courgettes

Serve these sizzling lime and chilli prawns with golden, pan-fried courgettes and mayo. This delicious dinner for one is ready...

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Courgette galette with manouri cheese and chilli-honey dressing

Courgette recipes

Courgette galette with manouri cheese and chilli-honey dressing

Josh Katz’s courgette galette with Greek manouri cheese is perfect for a summer lunch or as part of a spread...

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Lemon and courgette cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting

Afternoon tea recipes

Lemon and courgette cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting

This gorgeous lemon and courgette cake features layers of zesty sponge layered with homemade lemon curd and white choc cream...

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Courgette fries with spicy chilli mayonnaise

August seasonal recipes

Courgette fries with spicy chilli mayonnaise

Crisp courgette fries, a pot of homemade spicy chiili mayonnaise for dunking…and a glass of cold white wine. What could...

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