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Italian-style marinated courgettes

Italian-style marinated courgettes


Delicious as part of a mixed platter, or served alongside grilled chicken or fish

  • Feeds 4 Feeds 4
  • Ready in 20 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1098kj 250kcal
  • Fat
    High 37%
  • Saturates
    Med 18%
  • Sugar
    Low 3%
  • Salt
    Low 2%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 3g


  • 2 large Co-op British courgettes, cut into rounds about 1cm thick
  • 100ml Co-op olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp Co-op white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, unpeeled, bashed
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary leaves
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • Bread, cheese and cured meat, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat a griddle or frying pan over a medium-high heat
  2. Put the courgette rounds in a large bowl, drizzle over 2 tbsp of the oil and toss to coat
  3. Griddle or fry in batches for 3-4 mins on each side, until charred and soft
  4. Transfer to a bowl, then add the lemon zest and juice, white wine vinegar, caster sugar, garlic, chilli flakes, black pepper and all the herbs — fresh and dried
  5. Toss together, then transfer to an airtight container, along with any liquid from the bowl
  6. Add the remaining oil, then marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours — overnight, if you have time
  7. Remove the courgettes from the fridge 30 mins before serving to come to room temperature
  8. They’re great with crusty bread, cheese and cured meat for lunch

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