Courgettes with Anchovy and Caper Dressing recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Soft and sweet courgettes makes a deliciously different contrast to this salty, savoury salad dressing made with anchovies, capers, olive oil, parsley and lemon juice. Serve alongside grilled meat or fish.


  • 12 baby courgettes
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. capers, drained
  • 2 anchovy fillets, drained
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. oil


  1. Halve the courgettes. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a griddle pan over a medium heat and fry the courgettes for a few minutes either side or until softened and charred. Put onto a plate.

  2. Make the dressing by finely chopping the capers and anchovy fillets. Whisk with the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and drizzle over the courgettes to serve.

A little mint would work well in this dressing, as would a little fresh parsley. Tarragon would be delicious, especially if you serve the courgettes with chicken. Recipe serves 2-4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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