Roasted courgette salad with bacon and pinenuts
To be honest I never know if I should call the courgette a zucchini or not. Where I live (the Netherlands) we simply have courgette. End. As far as I know the difference is purely related to where you live. So if you’re in England I’d imagine it would be a zucchini (or a courgette… like I said, I never knew when it what)
To avoid confusion I think I’ll just stick to courgette as I don’t really know where you all live anyway.
How that for a meaningless intro? 🙂 This salad however is by no means meaningless. It is delicious and due to the roasting/grilling of the vegetable it becomes a whole new flavor.
I love courgette and I use it in all sorts of dishes. It’s easy to create a spaghetti from it, soup, cake, stirfry… the possibilities are endless. What is your favorite way to prepare courgette? Or maybe you don’t really like this humble vegetable.
(One of the) most used vegetables
I think courgette is definitely one of those vegetables that is used most often. And not only that it is also pretty healthy. There is lots of antioxidants in it, a fair amount of fiber and vitamine A and C.
When we eat the courgette, we really are eating the unripe vegetable as the ripe ones contain massive amounts of seeds. Not very pleasant and if you’ve ever eaten one of those giant courgettes you probably know what I mean.
If you really like grilled courgette you might want to try this delicious recipe for roasted courgette and chickepeas
- 1 courgette sliced
- 50 gr pinenuts
- 3-4 slices streaky bacon
- parsley chopped
- fresh mint chopped
- olive oil
Brush the slices of courgette with olive oil and bake them in a grillpan until cooked. In another pan bake the bacon until crispy and leave to drain on kitchen paper. Chop into smaller pieces.
Roast the pine nuts
Make the salad by assembling the courgette slices on a place. Sprinkle with the pine nuts and the bacon and end with the fresh herbs.