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Chilli courgette


chilli courgette

Chilli courgette

Chilli courgette, also known as spicy zucchini in some regions, is a delightful and flavorful dish that combines the mild, fresh taste of courgette (zucchini) with the heat of chilli peppers. It is a popular and simple recipe that showcases the versatility of this common vegetable.
Typically, chilli courgette is made by slicing the courgettes into thin, uniform pieces and then cooking them with a variety of spices, including chilli powder or fresh chilli peppers, along with other complementary herbs and seasonings. Commonly used herbs and spices include garlic, cumin, paprika, and sometimes a hint of cayenne pepper, depending on the desired level of spiciness.
The addition of chilli peppers adds a kick of heat that enhances the overall flavour profile, making it an exciting and satisfying side dish or a standalone meal option.
Overall, chilli courgette is a vibrant and tasty dish that beautifully balances the mildness of courgettes with the boldness of chili peppers, creating a delightful culinary experience for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their meals.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 70 kcal


  • 1 saucepan


  • 500 g courgettes (sliced)
  • 2 item red chilli (chopped)
  • 2 clove garlic (crushed and chopped)
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp salted butter


  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • ½ tbsp rock salt


  • Slice the courgettes and chop the garlic and red chilli.
  • Season to taste with black pepper and salt
  • Sauté the courgettes in olive oil and butter until they are tender and slightly caramelised.
Keyword chilli, courgette, garlic, zuchini

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