Barbecued courgettes and peppers with lemon and mint

Barbecued courgettes and peppers with lemon and mint

Category: Snack/side dish, Starter/snack, Salad | Serves: 2

Prep time: 10 | Cooking time: 8-12 minutes

Ingredients

2 courgettes, trimmed (about 425g/15oz)

2 red peppers, halved and deseeded (about 350g/12oz)

4 teaspoons olive oil

1-2 small cloves garlic, crushed

Finely grated zest and juice of 1/2/ lemon

3-4 finely shredded fresh mint leaves

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  1. Light barbecue about 30-45 minutes before you want to start cooking.
  2. Cut courgettes in half widthways; cut each half into quarters, lengthways. Cut each pepper half lengthways into 3.
  3. Place courgettes and peppers in a bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and the garlic; toss to coat.
  4. Place courgettes and peppers in a single layer on rack over barbecue. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side or until tender and lightly charred, turning once.
  5. Combine remaining olive oil, lemon juice, shredded mint and black pepper in a small bowl; add lemon zest to taste and whisk together. Drizzle over vegetables before serving.

Nutritional information

Barbecue Courgettes with Peppers and Mint