Courgette and blueberry salad

OK, we admit, this combination sounds really unusual. Unusually delicious! There is no doubt that courgettes form the perfect basis for a salad. When blueberries are added to the mix, as in our recipe, the result is a deliciously fruity combination. Nuts, grapes, orange and pomegranate add the finishing touches. You won’t find a more powerful superfood!

These ingredients serve one or two:

  • 400 g courgettes
  • a small handful of hazelnuts
  • 70 g red grapes
  • 1–2 sprigs of dill
  • 125 g blueberries
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 pomegranate
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • a few drops of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper

Preparation time: approx. 30 minutes

Method:

Peel the courgette lengthways into strips using a vegetable peeler. Place the strips in boiling salted water for approx. 30 seconds, drain and refresh with cold water.

Roughly chop the hazelnuts and toast them lightly on a pan (you don’t need any oil). Wash and halve the grapes. Pick out the dill tips. Wash the orange in hot water, rub it dry, remove two strips of peel using the vegetable peeler and cut these into finer strips.

Tap out the pomegranate seeds and collect the juice. Mix the seeds and the juice with both oils, the vinegar and the honey. Season with salt and pepper.

If possible, heat up the courgettes slightly before eating, top with the grapes, blueberries, nuts, dill and strips of orange and serve with the dressing.

Dear courgette, you are very welcome to appear more frequently on our plate!

Your Dole Team

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