Courgettes otherwise known as Zucchini’s are usually best in season in the UK from June. From July, they grow so fast that they have to picked daily. Have you ever tried eating the yellow flowers? They are delicious. The season usually ends August/September time.

Courgette Nutrition Values

How to store Courgettes

Keep them in your salad drawer in the fridge for up to a week. They taste best when they are fresh and firm still, when they start to soften they lose their sweetness.


Courgettes contain significant levels of potassium and also Vitamin C. The dark skin is a great source of fibre, thus supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. They are also great for keeping calories low as they only contain 22 calories per 100g, so those of you looking to lose weight but still eat an abundance of healthy foods these like other non starchy vegetables are a great option.

How to prepare Courgettes

Not much needed here, just a rinse and to chop off the ends.

How to cook Courgettes


I like to eat grated raw courgette in salads. Or you can try peeling it in ribbons or thinly sliced.


Slice the courgettes thinly lengthways and season with salt and pepper and place under a medium heated grill on the highest shelf. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.


Chop the courgette however you like, and fry in a frying pan on high heat with some fresh garlic in coconut oil until starting to brown.

Ingredients that work well with Courgette

  • Chilli
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Feta
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame seeds