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Pasta with courgette sauce and spinach balls

Ingredients For the spinach balls 500g/1lb 2oz spinach leaves, washed thoroughly, tough stalks removed 2 free-range eggs, beaten pinch freshly grated nutmeg 1 garlic clove, blended to a purée with ½ tsp water 110g/4oz fresh white breadcrumbs 50g/2oz parmesan, or similar vegetarian hard cheese, freshly grated salt and freshly ground black pepper 2-3 tbsp olive oil For the pasta sauce 8 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled, finely chopped 1 chilli, finely chopped 2 courgettes, trimmed, finely grated 60g/2¼oz parmesan, or similar vegetarian hard cheese, freshly grated salt and…

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Courgette & lemon risotto

Ingredients 50g butter    1 onion, finely chopped 1 large garlic clove, crushed 180g risotto rice 1 vegetable stock cube zest and juice 1 lemon 2 lemon thyme sprigs 250g courgette, diced 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated 2 tbsp crème fraîche Method Melt the butter in a deep frying pan. Add the onion and fry gently until softened for about 8 mins, then add the garlic and stir for 1 min. Stir in the rice to coat it in the buttery onions and garlic for 1-2 mins. Dissolve the stock…

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Pistachio, courgette & lemon cake

Big on flavour but light on texture, this easy bake is just as good packed into a tin for a picnic or served with Greek yogurt for dessert. Ingredients: 175g shelled pistachios 250g golden caster sugar 200g butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing 280g plain flour 1¼ tsp baking powder 1¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda 3 large eggs 140g Greek-style, full-fat yogurt (buy a big pot and keep the rest to serve alongside) zest and juice 3 lemons 140g coarsely grated courgette 175g icing sugar 2 tbsp lemon…

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Courgette Muffin recipe

Get kids busy in the kitchen with these scrummy courgette muffins, perfect for cooks aged between 8-14. Ingredients: 50g courgettes, cut into chunks 1 apple, peeled and quartered 1 orange, halved 1 egg 75g butter, melted 300g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp cinnamon 100g golden caster sugar handful of sultanas 1 tub soft cheese mixed with 3 tbsp icing sugar, to make icing Method Brush the muffin tin with oil. Ask your grown-up helper to switch the oven to 190C/ 170C fan/gas 5. Grate the courgettes and…

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Courgette & basil pasta with pesto crumbs recipe

Ingredients 500g pack penne 5 courgettes, grated 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, finely chopped 500g pot crème fraîche 25g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated small bunch basil, reserve a few leaves for garnishing 85g chunk ciabatta handful toasted pine nuts, plus a few extra for sprinkling Method Slightly undercook the pasta, then drain, reserving a ladleful of cooking water. Rinse the pasta with cold water to cool. Drain again, toss in a little oil to stop it sticking together and…

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