Courgette Salad with radish and burrata

Summer screams an abundance of courgettes – and while I love to grill them, use them in ratatouille and in savoury tarts, courgettes are actually also fantastic in a salad. And I’m not talking grilled courgette ribbons in a salad. No, here we’re using raw courgette. I don’t think many people actually know that you can eat raw courgettes, and that they’re really lovely! Simply slice them very finely on a mandolin, toss with some salt and leave to sit for half an hour for them to release their juices and become soft. Combine with a glug of olive oil, some lemon zest and some herbs and you have a really nice simple summer salad.

For this salad I’m combining the courgettes with peppery radishes, tangy capers and creamy burrata. A fantastic side dish for a barbecue or a lovely main when served with some crusty bread.

I’ve made this salad with wonky courgettes from my Onperfekt veg box. Onperfekt are fighting food waste by giving wonky veggies and fruits a second chance. To do this, they set up a shop in in Marnach, selling imperfect produce, and they’ve launched a weekly wonky veg box service. Every Friday, the Onperfekt website publishes a list of all the fresh 100% local vegetables they’ve rescued. And you can then order your box until Sunday. You can opt for a subscription of 6 or 12 boxes, and decide when you want to get them (regularly or from time to time). I have partnered up with Onperfekt to create a series of delicious recipes with imperfect vegetables.

July 8, 2024