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Courgette And Feta Salad

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Beautifully summery and vibrant our courgette and feta salad is zingy with a kick of heat and perfect for serving alongside summer meals. A grilled zucchini salad you’ll just LOVE!

Chargrilled zucchini slices tossed together with crumbled tangy feta cheese.

Served with a scattering of finely sliced red chilli and lemon zest finished with a drizzle of olive oil and chopped mint.

This summer salad is just mouth-wateringly good. And one of my absolute favourite ways to use up a glut of courgettes.

I like to serve this alongside BBQ kebabs or grilled prawns but it also tastes just delicious stuffed into warm pittas or wrapped in a flatbread.

chargrilled courgette and feta salad with chilli and fresh herbs

Equipment Needed

  • Chopping board
  • Sharp vegetable knife
  • Griddle pan
  • Grater or lemon zester
  • Serving plate or platter

Courgette And Feta Salad Ingredients

You’ll only need a few ingredients to make our healthy feta salad

  • 3 courgettes – simply washed and then sliced
  • 100g feta cheese – you could switch the cheese for mozzarella if you prefer.
  • hot red chilli – finely sliced – de-seed the chilli if you prefer a milder taste.
  • zest of a lemon
  • a little olive oil to drizzle
  • pinch of sea salt
chargrilled courgette and feta salad with chilli and fresh herbs

How To Make Feta Salad

Step One – grill the courgettes

  • Griddle or BBQ slices of courgette and let them cool a little. They’ll only take a short time to cook so keep an eye on them so they don’t end up to charred.

Step Two – assemble the salad

  • Grab yourself a large plate or platter and assemble your salad. Just simply layer up a salad platter with courgette slices, scatter over the feta cheese and let it mingle with the warm courgettes.

Step Three – add chillies

  • Then scatter over the chopped red chilli and lemon zest.

Step Four – season the salad

  • Season with Maldon sea salt flakes and drizzle with olive oil and then add a little chopped fresh mint leaves. You could also used torn basil or finely chopped oregano if you prefer.

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Make Courgette And Feta Salad Your Way

  • Don’t like chilli? – Then miss it out altogether for a milder salad.
  • Switch the cheese! – Try torn mozzarella instead of feta or even blue cheese if you like a more punchy flavour
  • Switch the herbs – try basil or coriander.
  • Change the zest garnish with lime zest instead of lemon
  • Add some more vegetables – add in some chargrilled fennel slices or mushrooms for a twist on the flavours
  • Add some nuts – you could also add a scattering of toasted pine nuts or bashed up walnut pieces for a little extra crunch.

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Easy Summer Salad Recipes To Try

  • Strawberry & Feta Salad – a delicious sweet and tangy summer salad of juicy strawberries, tangled with watercress and sprinkled with feta cheese.

You might also just LOVE our courgette fritters recipe here.

  • Waldorf Salad – a classic salad that’s perfect alongside a sandwich or savoury pastry.
  • Broad Bean Salad – delicious double podded broad beans with feta cheese and rocket – simple and delicious.
Yield: Serves 4

Courgette and Feta Salad

chargrilled courgette and feta salad with chilli and fresh herbs

A tasty summer salad to use up a glut of courgettes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3 courgettes - sliced 
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 1 red chilli - finely sliced 
  • zest of a lemon
  • 1 tbs olive oil to drizzle 
  • pinch of sea salt 
  • 1 tbs chopped mint leaves to garnish 


  1. Griddle or BBQ slices of courgette and let them cool a little.
  2. Layer up a salad with courgette slices mingled with feta, red chilli, lemon zest, Maldon sea salt and drizzle with olive oil and add a scattering of chopped fresh mint leaves.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 761mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 15g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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