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Courgettes with parsley & dill πŸ˜‹ Crete style πŸ’šΒ 

August 23, 2017

During the summer I become a semi vegetarian. Of course I still eat a little meat every now and again, and fish is a must, but the majority of meals eaten are made up of fresh vegetables.

Antalya is filled with the freshest of vegetables. The main reason being this is where most fruits and vegetables are grown and the dustributed to all parts of Turkey and abroad. The humid climate and strong sunshine, with the very fertile ground make it perfect for growing.

In our local market right near my paremts home here there is everything you could imagine, but always things in season. Right now its the sweetest juicy peaches, honey filled figs and the biggest array of green vegetables.

This dish is amazing & perfect for summer! Eaten cold it is refreshing, super tasty and so easy to make.


Ingredients – (enough for 4)

– 4-5 medium sized courgettes

– 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

– bunch of fresh parsley (finely chopped)

– bunch of fresh dill (finely chopped)

– 2 tables spoons Extra Virgin Olive oil

– Sea salt & black pepper

– 2 cups warm water

– 1 large onion (finely diced)

Method –


Prepare all the ingredients and set to one side.

Mix together in a large bowl the parsley, dill & garlic.

Peel and slice the courgettes in long thin strips.

Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the chopped onions and cook over a low heat until cooked and caramelized.

Lower the heat. Line the pan with a layer of the sliced courgettes. Like you are lining a lasagne dish with pasta.

Like making lasagne add a layer of the parsley dill mixture over the courgettes. 

Next another layer of courgette strips.

Then another layer of the parsley dill mixture.

Continue until all the ingredients are used up. Add the water. Sprinkle on salt & pepper. Now leave to cook over a medium heat until the courgettes are soft to taste.

Enjoy cold with a dollop of yogurt! πŸ˜‹

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One Comment
  1. Michael Wilson permalink

    πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹βœ‹οΈNice One πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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