Grilled Courgettes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Courgettes, extra virgin olive oil, wine vinegar, salt, garlic, parsley, oregano, basil, a hint of chilli.
The courgette is a type of squash that thrives during the summer season. Native to Central America, the courgette was introduced to the Old Continent by European settlers in the 19th century. Widely grown in Italy, it is called 'zucchini' in the United States, Germany and Australia, while the French name 'courgette' is used in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and New Zealand.
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Grilled courgettes in extra virgin olive oil: An explosion of flavour
Grilled courgettes in extra virgin olive oil are a simple and tasty summer dish. This preparation gives the courgettes a delicate flavour and an excellent crunchy texture. The grilling process also ensures that the courgettes retain their valuable nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. Extra virgin olive oil, on the other hand, is a healthy ingredient that gives grilled zucchini an intense flavour.
The health benefits of grilled courgettes in extra virgin olive oil
Grilled courgettes in extra virgin olive oil are an excellent choice for a healthy and tasty lifestyle. Indeed,
- Courgettes are a rich source of antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin A and folate
- They contain essential minerals such as magnesium and potassium
- Extra virgin olive oil is known for its health benefits, such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and reducing inflammation in the body
Creative ways to use Grilled Courgettes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the kitchen
Grilled courgettes in extra virgin olive oil are a great choice for a light and healthy summer meal. Once grilled, courgettes can be used in many creative ways in the kitchen. For example, they can be diced and added to a fresh salad or piled on top of a homemade pizza for a little extra flavour. Grilled courgettes can also be used as a garnish for meat or fish dishes, or as a filling for sandwiches or vegetable rolls. For a gluten-free alternative, grilled courgettes can be used as the base for a crustless 'pizza' by adding tomatoes, mozzarella and other seasonal vegetables. Either way, grilled courgettes in extra virgin olive oil are a versatile and delicious way to add a summery flavour to any meal.