Tuesday, 2 September 2014

baked courgettes with feta, tomato, mint & marjoram

cooking at De Tout Coeur Limousin
baked courgettes with feta, tomato, mint & marjoram
As we are nearing the end of the Summer harvest here in the Limousin it is time to be using up the very last of our current seasons vegetables and produce.  A lovely gift of home grown courgettes from our friends at Chez Jallot inspired this recipe.  

My seasonal recipe for baked courgettes with feta, tomato, mint and marjoram is a real taste of summer.  I added fresh marjoram and mint because I have this growing in abundance in our garden, but it would be equally delicious with basil or coriander.


The baked courgettes can be served as a vegetarian main dish or are good as a vegetable side dish too. It's so quick and simple to put together.  I hope you enjoy and do let me know how it goes.  Do feel free to share your favourite seasonal recipes too.  


recipe author:  De Tout Coeur Limousin

serves: 2 as a main dish or 4 as a vegetable side dish
preparation time:  15 minutes
cooking time: 45-60 minutes

ingredients:


2 large courgettes

3 chopped medium tomatoes
200g feta cheese
1 clove garlic crushed
1 tbs chopped mint
1 tbs chopped marjoram
splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

method:

  1. preheat oven to about 190-200C
  2. chop the courgettes in half and scoop out any seeds
  3. season with salt and pepper and a splash of olive oil
  4. roast the courgettes for about 10-15 minutes to soften slightly
  5. combine all the other ingredients in a bowl and season
  6. remove the courgettes from the oven and add the tomato and feta filling equally between the courgette halves then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  7. bake for a further 30-45 minutes until the courgettes are soft but not falling apart.  
  8. Serve hot with and enjoy with some good crusty bread to mop up the juices.  Bon appetit! 
We hope to share a meal with you soon at De Tout Coeur Limousin - we look forward to saying bonjour and welcoming you soon.  Please leave a comment below or get in touch via De Tout Coeur Limousin.  

courgettes before baking
feta, tomato, mint & marjoram filling
Bon appetit at De Tout Coeur Limousin

My recipe for baked courgettes with feta, tomato, mint & marjoram is featured this month on:


Cooking with Herbs Lavender and Lovage


cooking with herbs hosted by Lavender and Lovage


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No waste food challenge hosted by Chef Mireille's East West Realm



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Helen and Camilla’s Credit Crunch Munch. This month hosted by maison cupcake


Family Foodies Goes Vegetarian hosted by Eat Your Veg and Bangers & Mash

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10 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds lovely! I have so many courgettes in my fridge just now - I swear they are multiplying in there! This sounds like a delicious way to use them up :) Thanks for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge!

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    1. I have a few left myself - thinking chutney possibly..? Any good recipes? Thanks for your lovely comments :-)

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  2. Love this simple and healthy dish:-) Thank you for entering #creditcrunchmunch:-)

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    1. great to be part of it. Thanks for your comments :-)

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  3. I LOVE recipes like this - thanks SO much for linking up to Cooking with Herbs for September with such a fabulous recipe! Karen

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    1. Thanks so much - so quick and simple and lovely fresh flavours. We had it with roast chicken as a side dish, but would be happy with this as a vegetarian main with some crusty bread too :-)

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  4. I had some globe courgettes earlier in the year and served them stuff - they were great but it's quite rare to spot globe varieties on sale in the UK so not a dish I get to make often. Thanks for submitting to Credit Crunch Munch, your entry has now been featured in this month’s round up.

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    1. Thanks very much Sarah - happy to be taking part. I was lucky enough to be given these lovely courgettes from a friends garden - not so common in the shops. Thanks for hosting too :-)

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  5. Oh they sound very lovely, I adore the combination of courgette with feta, and especially delish with all those herbs too. Thanks so much for another yummylicious entry to November's Family Foodies

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    1. Thanks so much. Love the combination of feta with courgette too.

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