Courgette (zucchini) salad with mango ginger dressing


This courgette zucchini salad is so lovely, light and refreshing. It is limited to the availability of mangoes however. The whole dish will only take 10 minutes or so of your time and is well worth it. This beautiful bowl was given to me by my dear friend Janis (yes she of Rosemary and Cusho nuts fame) many years ago, as it matched the colour of my kitchen in London. I still cherish it and use it often.

Julienne sliced courgettes

As ever, I like to use my trusty food processor and here I slice the courgettes using an attachment that results in a julienne style, but you could simply cut them so they are slivers rather than grated or big chunks.

Courgette Zucchini salad recipe

Serves 4

3 or 4 regular sized courgettes (zucchini) or 2 of the gigantic ones


all flesh and juice of 1 mango (135g approx)

50ml lemon juice or a bit less if it is lime juice

50 ml extra virgin olive oil

15g grated fresh ginger

small bunch of coriander

salt and pepper

Without bothering to wash out the food processor bowl, place all the ingredients into it and blitz until you have a smooth and deliciously creamy blend of golden beauty.


Place the julienned courgettes into a mixing bowl, pour in the dressing and toss until the courgette slices are uniformly coated. Adjust your salt and devour, possibly with a piece of grilled fish or alongside a leafy green salad.

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    Linda Waters
    February 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    This will be going into MY temple tomorrow for dinner. I seldom have courgettes raw – it sounds and looks YUM 🙂

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      February 19, 2014 at 6:51 am

      Hope you like it Linda…..let me know

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        Linda Waters
        February 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

        tried the Courgette with the mango ginger dressing. Love it – the flavours in the dressing work perfectly together(I used lime) Thanks, Germaine.

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          February 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

          So good to hear. Thanks Linda. Try this dressing next time on fish…..see todays’ posting

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    Sue Ross
    February 18, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Looks delicious:)

    • Reply
      February 19, 2014 at 6:51 am

      Try it Sue and let me know how you like it….

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