This week I had yet another food gift from a friend at work, yellow courgettes, I just love colourful food… 

I then saw a recipe although I cannot remember where (a newspaper supplement, I cannot be more specific sorry!) which I wanted to try, luckily it’s a simple idea so I managed to recreate something like it… 

Griddled Courgettes with mint and goats cheese on toast, yummy… 

I used;
2 smallish courgettes, sliced as thinly as you possibly can
75 g soft goats cheese
6-7 fresh mint leaves
olive oil
sea salt and cracked black pepper
some nice bread (I used a plain ciabatta)

 1. Drizzle your bread with olive oil and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes
2. At the same time griddle your courgette slices on a very hot griddle pan until you get the nice grill markings, making sure to salt them first 

3. Once baked I also griddled the bread, for that grilled look but there is no need 

4. Arrange the courgettes on the toast, crumble the goats cheese on with the mint leaves, and finally drizzle with olive oil and lots of black pepper 

As you can see I also made a tomato bruschetta, for this I literally just roasted about 15 baby plum tomatoes in the oven at the same time as I baked the bread then tossed with some torn basil leaves, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. 

Another 10 minute dinner, with thanks to Nicola for the Courgettes!

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Another Fruity Salad

June 15, 2010

So after the success of the blueberries and pomegranate salads I really wanted to try strawberries in a salad. I had a quick dig around and found a Jamie Oliver recipe that was perfect!

I used some parma ham, baby salad leaves, strawberries, fresh mint, fresh basil and dressed with some olive oil and balsamic glaze…

I chucked in some asparagus as well… I try to use asparagus as much as possible when it’s in season, it’s so good and doesn’t last very long.

Plus some dry-fried halloumi on top…

The finished salad was so good, I hope you try it… don’t forget the mint and basil they really make it!

Finish with a little salt and a lot of pepper (to taste)

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4 slices parma ham
5/6 large strawberries per person
3/4 slices halloumi per person
1 handful fresh basil leaves
1 handful fresh mint leaves
good handfuls of salad leaves
olive oil
balsamic glaze
asparagus spears

I also added some sweet potato chips as I was very hungry but you really don’t need to.

To make these all you need to do is chop your sweet potato into chips, drizzle some olive oil over, sprinkle with lots of sea salt and black pepper then some dried chilli flakes and lots of paprika, tasty and very healthy!

P.s. Goats cheese works well too, I had that for my lunch today, Yum