raw courgettes eew?

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raw courgettes eew?
« on: April 18, 2010, 20:27 »
i was reading some american person's blog and they put raw "zucchini" in their salad has anybody ever tried this? is it nice :unsure:

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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 20:30 »
Yes - lovely.

I do mine thinly sliced with some cooked french beans, and I pour on a dressing made from olive oil, lemon juice, pine nuts and whatever herbs are to hand.
Mix well, leave in the fridge for a few hours and it's wonderful.  Really tastes of summer.
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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 20:35 »
Yep me too! In fact I had raw courgette sticks (along with raw carrot sticks and pepper sticks) today and yesterday for lunch - dipped in humous! Mind you, this is partly because I am on an enforced diet (doctors orders!) to try and bring my blood pressure down so that I don't have to take medication any more. Tis giving me 'orrible side effects!  :( Docs recommendation was to eat 10 portions of fruit and veg per day (less fruit than veg) instead of the normal 5 portions. Good job I have got plenty of veggie seeds under way then.  ;)

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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 20:37 »
Raw courgettes are delicious. Have you never been tempted to try a bit when cutting them up to cook?

Good luck with the enforced diet, chris23005. That is one heck of a lot of fibre intake!

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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 20:39 »
When my Penny dog comes to help me pick the courgettes, we always eat a few on the way round.  They are lovely and crispy when they are still quite small.

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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 10:54 »
Have you never been tempted to try a bit when cutting them up to cook?

I always do that. Like the taste and texture.
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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 11:11 »
As one of those crazy Yankees I can absolutely attest to how well young courgettes can be used in a light salad.

Thinly sliced courgette, thinly sliced onion, a touch of olive oil, sea salt and lemon. Heaven.

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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 11:13 »
My mum can't eat cucumbers, so substitutes courgettes in her salads and loves them.

Jamie Oliver also has a number of recipes using them raw so they must be good  ;)

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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 12:46 »
Lovely, but cut them as thin as you can. I use a spud peeler to make them into thin ribbons. Great in salads or put at the last moment into pasta with sour cream and a squeeze of lemon.
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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 13:08 »
Raw courgettes are delicious. Have you never been tempted to try a bit when cutting them up to cook?

Good luck with the enforced diet, chris23005. That is one heck of a lot of fibre intake!

Well the recommended "5 portions a day" is apparently a minimum, not a target, so 10 portions is probably about right!  :ohmy:

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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 13:33 »
Still not sure I would want to stand downwind of someone eating ten portions a day

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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2010, 14:12 »
Love 'em raw. The only other way I like them is griddled, otherwise I wouldn't bother with them.

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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010, 14:22 »
Cut in half lengwise, smear cut side with garlic (I use the puree from a tube) sprinkle with mixed herbs, season, top with grated cheese and bake (cheese side up!) for about 20 minutes until cheese melted and brown. Delish!

Last year I gave some courgettes to an old lady across the road together with that recipe and she said she thought it tasted amazing!

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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010, 15:10 »
thanks for the nudge Jay it's now winging its way :D
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Re: raw courgettes eew?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2010, 16:15 »
Still not sure I would want to stand downwind of someone eating ten portions a day

No problems so far!  :tongue2:



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