Spotlight On: Courgette | How to make the most of this month’s seasonal ingredient

June 9, 2022
by Kate Seasonal Ingredients

    All the ingredients that arrive in your HelloFresh box are pre-measured and deliciously fresh, so you can cook seasonal ingredients and tasty dinners made from scratch in the comfort of your kitchen. 

    As the seasons change, so do seasonal ingredients, and we want to help you to make the most of what’s on offer throughout the year. With so many different types of veggies in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours, there’s a whole world of flavour to explore each and every month. Keep an eye out for different varieties and ingredients as they come into season.

    In season for June: Courgette

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    The arrival of June surely means summer is well on its way, and with it, so many delicious seasonal ingredients. This month, we’re spotlighting the beautifully versatile courgette. From warming bakes to salads, stews and all sorts in between, there’s so much you can do with this vibrant vegetable. You can even grow them at home from seeds indoors, and plant when they’re big enough seedlings. 

    We’ve got some handy hints, courgette recipes and inspiration, so you can discover easy ways to celebrate our ingredient of the month.

    Lemon Dressed Courgette Ribbon Salad with Crushed Walnuts and Pea Shoots recipe image
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    Courgette Cakes recipe image

    Store them

    Courgettes are best stored in the fridge, ideally in the crisper drawer to help them stay fresh for your next tasty meal. But if you’ve got a few leftover, you can also freeze them – just make sure you cut them lengthways and grill them first.

    Cook them

    Whether you’re grating, spiralizing, chopping or cutting into ribbons, courgettes can be prepared in many shapes to give colour, variety and excitement to your dishes! With the summer season on the horizon, soups and stews tend to make way for salads and lighter dishes, like our Lemon Dressed Courgette Ribbon Salad with Crushed Walnuts and Pea Shoots. Or, if you fancy a sweet treat, how about making courgette cakes? Try our recipe here.

    If you’ve got friends and family coming over for dinner, this Veggie Pizza with Courgette, Red Pepper and Red Onion only takes 30 minutes to prep, and  is great for sharing on warm, sunny evenings. 

    Veggie Pizza with Courgette, Red Pepper and Red Onion

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    Coming up on the menu, we’ve got plenty of tasty ways to make the most of courgettes. How about Prawn Red Thai Style Curry with Courgette and Zesty Basmati Rice for a super speedy dinner in 20 minutes? Or how about stir-frying them in the tasty Turmeric and Coriander Marinated Sea Bass with Sri Lankan Style Rice and Courgette? For a delicious midweek dinner, the Harissa Chicken on Jewelled Bulgur with Charred Courgette and Mint Yoghurt is another wonderful way to use this seasonal star. 

    Turmeric and Coriander Marinated Sea Bass with Sri Lankan Style Rice and Courgette
    Harissa Chicken on Jewelled Bulgur with Charred Courgette and Mint Yoghurt

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