Courgettes Provençale

Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 5 mins Easy - for beginners Serves: 4


Generally, I™m not a big fan of zucchini; however, this recipe, despite its simplicity, truly elevates an otherwise mundane vegetable. Serve this as a very flavourful side with roast beef.


  • 4 large courgettes (zucchini)
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ pkg cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3-4 basil sprigs, leaves torn


Cut the courgettes on the diagonal into 1cm thick slices. Heat a little olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add the courgettes with the chopped rosemary and sauté for a couple of minutes, seasoning well and adding a dash of balsamic vinegar. Tip in the cherry tomatoes, adding a little more olive oil, seasoning and vinegar. Cook for about 1 minute until the courgettes and tomatoes have just begun to soften. Toss in the basil leaves, check the seasoning and serve immediately.


Side  · Zucchini  · Vegetables

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