Before I take a summer blog break I couldn’t resist sharing with you a quick summer salad idea that I put together this evening out of necessity to use up the first of the allotment grown round courgettes. I had three to use up but in the end plumped for creating a salad using the largest of the three which fed me and Mr.Scott well along with a bowl of pickled red cabbage and some fishcakes.
I also threw in a handful of the most beautiful black French beans that mysteriously turn back to being green once cooked much to my dismay, in the same way as blue potatoes lose their blueness once boiled. Still, this salad was enjoyed and hopefully will be recreated again with the two remaining baby round courgettes.
A salad of home grown round courgette, French beans, Feta & dill
Ingredients:-serves 2 as a side dish
1 medium round/regular courgette sliced into thin rounds
A handful of French beans blanched in boiling water
A quarter to half pack of Feta cheese crumbled
Small handful of freshly chopped dill
Olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper to dress the salad with.
Place the sliced courgette onto a large plate along with the French beans and add your oil, lemon juice and seasoning then stir to combine.
Top with the Feta and dill and serve with the meal of your choice.
These little round courgettes have been a revelation. Not at all watery, but dry and crisp with a refreshing flavour that stays firm even when dressed with oil and lemon. They have been easy to grow and I would recommend them to any of you fellow gardeners and allotmenters out there.
What have been your success stories with vegetables and fruit this year? I would love to hear!