With barbecue season in full swing, it is easy to focus on the meat and marinade and just grab a bag of salad from the bottom of the fridge to add a bit of greenery to your plates. However, it is a real shame to overlook the side dishes and luckily it is really simple to make this fantastic and fresh warm salad to accompany your barbecue.
Courgettes and feta are a classic combination, and the addition of mint and lemon make it a summery treat.
3 courgettes, sliced
A good glug of olive oil
A handful of feta, cubed
A bunch of fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
A few squeezes of lemon juice
Salt and pepper
How to make it
- Heat some oil in a large pan and gently griddle the courgettes until golden brown
- While the courgettes are cooking, mix together 3 parts olive oil to 1 part fresh lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste
- Remove the courgettes from the heat, add the feta and mint leaves and drizzle over the dressing
- Finish with a squeeze of lemon and serve