Courgette, Tomato & Onion Salad

There are still some lovely locally grown courgettes around, and this is a great salad for using them raw, at their freshest... Terribly healthy, but also really delicious with a squeeze of lemon and a crunch of black pepper; this salad works as a main meal on its own, or as a brilliant side salad to share.


  • Courgette
  • Lettuce
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Chives
  • Mini Pickled Onions

Wash and dry the Lettuce leaves

Slice a Red Onion

Roast some Cherry Tomatoes (or use them raw, they’ll be lovely anyway)

Drain some small Pickled Onions

Serve the Lettuce leaves with Roasted Tomatoes and sliced Red Onions on top

Using an ordinary veg peeler, peel (or slice) a Courgette lengthways, and arrange the very, very thin slices on the plate with some chopped fresh Chives on top

Serve the Salad with some Dressing; and with the Pickled Onions served in a little bowl

This is a good salad to serve with hot dishes, grilled fish or meat; even stews…

[To make a good Dressing, whisk 2 tsp Red Wine Vinegar with 1 tsp Dijon, 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a pinch of Sugar, a pinch of Salt.  Taste and season before serving]

Is also a great side dish for some bean fritters or falafel, maybe some flatbread and some tahini dressing instead of the mustard one…

[To make Tahini Dressing, mix 1 tbsp Light Tahini paste with 3 tbsp Olive Oil, the juice of 1 or 2 Lemons, 1 or 2 tsp Cold Water and a crunch of Salt.  Season to taste and add a little more Water to thin]

Tagged , ,