From mid July onwards the courgette plants hit their abundant stride and a month later we’re all looking around for ways to use up the bounty! It’s a versatile addition to your produce, working well in sweet and savoury baking as well as roasting and frying… We’ve featured a LOT of courgette recipes over the years in our club and through our extra recipes, here are a few ideas:
- Courgette & banana muffins
- Courgette, pistachio & lemon cake (also works with marrow)
- Adding to other grated veg for fritters
- Cutting into chips, coating in eggwash and parmesan & ground almonds before roasting til crisp (watch our video of how to make this yourself!)
- Frying coins in a lightly spiced gram flour coating until crunchy
- Adding to our Tot Blocks
- Greek courgette & feta balls (also mixed with millet – our popular Meteorette balls from the July 20 Foodini kit)
And here we are, more savoury muffins – this time a cornbread type muffin with cheddar cheese added to. They’re moreish, light, fluffy and a welcome alternative accompaniment to soups and stews instead of bread!
- 1 courgette (approx 150g)
- 150g grated cheddar
- 2 eggs
- 200g natural yoghurt
- 75-100ml whole milk
- 80ml olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt & black pepper
- 225g self raising flour (or gf self raising flour)
- 100g polenta
- 2 tsp baking powder
- optional: pinch of paprika & seeds (sesame, black onion & pine nuts)
- Pre-heat your oven to 180C
- Grate the courgette then squeeze out excess liquid (either in a tea towel or in your hands)
- Mix in a mixing bowl with the grated cheese, eggs, yoghurt, milk, oil and salt.
- Once mixed add the dry ingredients and mix a few times – don’t over-mix!
- Spoon large tablespoons into lined muffin tin and sprinkle with optional seeds such as: pine nuts, sesame seeds & black onion seeds
- Bake in oven for 20mins, then cool on a rack and enjoy warm or cold
- Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, reheat a bit for best results!
You could try shaking up the ingredients a bit like adding parmesan cheese instead of some of the cheddar, adding other veg and spices etc
Enjoy! x Laura