Griddled Baby Courgettes and Radish with Herbs & Feta

This is more of an idea, than a recipe. You will need a cast iron griddle pan, if you want to get those grid lines on your veg. If not then try roasting the veg instead. If you’re using large courgettes they will take a lot longer to cook.

Serves 2.


  • 6 baby courgettes, split in half lengthways
  • Handful radish, split in half lengthways
  • Handful broad beans, podded
  • Fresh herbs such as tarragon, finely chopped and Greek basil. If you have any pesto or salsa verde you can use that too.
  • 50g feta, crumbled
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper

1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C (fan). Put your griddle pan over a medium heat and add a good drizzle of olive oil to the pan. Place the courgettes cut side down and char for 5 or so minutes, until you get grid lines, turn over and cook for 2 minutes before transferring to a baking tray. Sprinkle with salt, and warm through in the oven for 5 minutes to make sure they are cooked through. Repeat with your radishes, they’ll cook quicker than the courgettes.
2. Meanwhile, put a small saucepan on to boil and then blanch your podded broad beans for 4 minutes, rinse under cold water and slip off their jackets.
3. Grab a serving dish and layer up starting with your courgettes, then radish and broad beans. If you have any salsa verde or left over pesto, add this too.  Finally scatter over the crumbled feta, some finely chopped tarragon and a good sprinkling of black pepper.


Recipe by Ceri Jones