Monday, 8 August 2016

Globecooking recipe : Moroccan spiced courgettes

I'm not sure why - maybe it has something to do with the soaring temperatures reminding me of being on holiday ! - but my menu plans seem to be full of Moroccan-inspired dishes at the moment. These Moroccan spiced courgettes are an exotic twist on ratatouille and are great as an accompaniment for meat or fish dishes ... or stuffed into batbout, which is Moroccan bread similar to pitta bread that is cooked in a frying pan. I'll be sharing the recipe tomorrow.

 Moroccan spiced courgettes

ingredients :

a drizzle of olive oil (I used rosemary-infused oil)
2 large courgettes
1 clove garlic
1tsp ground cumin
1tsp ground coriander
1tsp ras el hanout
1tsp paprika
200g chopped tomatoes or passata
pinch of salt

Wash the courgettes and chop them into thick slices.

Put them in a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil. I used rosemary-infused oil to give them extra flavour but regular olive oil would be fine too.

Fry for ten minutes, stirring frequently, until they start to take on some colour.

 Toss in the salt, spices and garlic.

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further ten minutes. Taste and add extra spices if you want more of a kick.

Want to try some more Moroccan dishes? How about Bastilla, Chakchouka, Chicken with Olives & Preserved Lemons or Fish Tagine?

Link up your recipe of the week

Linking up with Marathons & Motivation and Ilka's Blog 

Linking up with Eat Your Greens over at A2K - A Seasonal Veg Table and The Veg Hog.


  1. This sounds delicious
    Definately one to try

  2. Love the sound of this, a great twist on ratatouille

  3. A lovely twist on a classic dish! I love courgettes, and ras el hanout, must try your recipe.

    1. I love the way just tossing in a spoonful of herbs or spices can totally change a dish :)

  4. This sounds wonderful!!! I have plenty of zucchini in my garden, so looking forward to trying this one...Pinned :-)

  5. Hi Cheryl, Appreciate you sharing this with EatYourGreens September edition, but wondered if you have a recipe coming up in September. If not, we are happy to accept this, in which case can you link back to the EatYourGreens challenge post, otherwise its not clear that its part of the EatYourGreens challenge, thanks.

    1. Not sure what's coming up this month, time will tell ! I've added the badge to this post but if I post a new vegetarian (and green !) recipe before the end of the month, I'll come and link that up instead :)