It's that time of year when courgettes come through thick and fast in the kitchen garden. Thankfully, courgettes are wonderfully versatile, especially picked young, they have a sweet, nutty crunch, perfect for summer salads.
Here, the courgette ribbons form a vibrant salad, providing a lively and refreshing base to creamy feta and salty bacon.
Incredibly easy, fantastically nutritious and exquisitely tasty - what more could you want from a summer salad?
For a refreshing treat, why not pair with our Sparkling Elderflower wine.
2 small courgettes, ribboned
Small bunch lovage
Small bunch of mint
1 juiced lemon
Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and lay out the bacon. Bake the bacon for 10-15 minutes or until completely, crispy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
In a separate bowl, peel the courgettes into ribbons. Add chopped lovage and mint. Mix together and then crumble both the bacon and the feta into the bowl. Mix gently then drizzle over little extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.
Season to taste and serve immediately.