Courgette Salad with Peanut Dressing

13 Oct

Simple yet stunning salad of ribbons of courgette with a tangy Thai style peanut dressing. Crisp fresh courgettes are a lovely vegetable to eat raw and dressed like this they make a wonderful exotic appetizer or side dish.

2-3 courgettes
Peanut Dressing
2 tbsp raw peanuts
juice of half a lime or lemon
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp Thai fish sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed
coriander leaf
1 tbsp light soy sauce
pinch dried ground chilli

Use a vegetable peeler to cut ribbons from crisp fresh courgettes put into a bowl. Dry roast the peanuts and crush add the remaining ingredients and pound to a rough paste. Add the dressing to the bowl of courgettes and toss well to coat, done!
Gardeners note the courgette plants get a second wind when the rains come in September and October produce lovely courgettes until the first frost normally around mid November.

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