Warm Goat’s Cheese & Courgette Salad

Serves 4

By Lizzie Kamenetzky

Ready in 20 minutes Warm goat’s cheese, courgette, rocket and toasted pine nuts make a delicious combo in this vegetarian summer salad.


  • 2 courgettes, peeled into ribbons
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 150g goat’s cheese from a log, cut into rounds
  • Grated zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 50g pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 handfuls of rocket leaves


  1. Toss the courgettes in 1½ tbsp of the olive oil. Heat a griddle until smoking, then cook the courgettes for 1 minute on each side until charred and tender. Put in a serving dish.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high and put the goat’s cheese on a tray lined with foil. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and season with black pepper. Grill for 2-3 minutes until golden.
  3. Mix the lemon zest and juice with the garlic in a small bowl. Season and whisk in the extra- virgin olive oil. Pour over the courgettes, add the pine nuts and rocket, then toss. Top with the cheese and let your guests help themselves.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 366kcals, 35g fat (9.7g saturated), 10.7g protein, 2.2g carbs (1.9g sugars), 0.6g salt, 1.1g fibre