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Courgette, pea & pesto soup

Courgette, pea & pesto soup

Enjoy this super healthy soup when you want a comforting but low-calorie lunch - rich in fibre, vitamin C and folic acid

Courgette and mint salad

Courgette and mint salad

This is a simple, colourful salad or summer side dish for two. You can use a vegetable spiralizer to get that spaghetti look or use a peeler to make long thin courgette ribbons. It's easy to double the quantities if you need to.

Courgette Muffins

Courgette Muffins

Wholemeal muffins - honey-sweetened and packed with flavour - still manage to be low-fat and good for you. Semi skimmed milk, egg whites and just a little oil make these the healthy choice.

Cheesy Courgette Slices

Cheesy Courgette Slices

Simple but so delicious. Melted mature Cheddar cheese provides a wonderful, simple topping for the sautéed courgette slices. Serve with crusty bread or pitta.

Courgette Orange Bread

Courgette Orange Bread

A delicious recipe for when courgettes are in season. I like to freeze grated courgette in 150g portions so that I can make it throughout the winter. I also substitute up to 175g wholemeal flour for some of the plain flour.

Crispy Courgette Blossoms

Crispy Courgette Blossoms

Courgette and pumpkin flowers are true gifts from the garden. My Italian grandmother makes these every year when the courgette in her garden start to blossom. As an alternative, you could also chop up the blossoms and mix them up in the batter and drop by teaspoons into the hot oil