Looking to reduce your meat intake but still eat delicious food? Healthista’s meat free Monday recipe series can help – today it’s an easy five-minute meat-free Monday recipe, zesty courgette ribbons with feta
This week we bring you a recipe that can be quickly assembled at work with the help of Rachel Maylor’s recipe book, Made in the Office: Tasty And Hasty Meals With Just a Kettle, Toaster & Microwave (Frances Lincoln, £12.99). This amazing book is packed with easy-to-make recipes that take delicious. And we know that giving up meat can be hard. But even reducing your meat intake rather than totally cutting the stuff out entirely can be beneficial not only to the planet but also to your health. So that’s why we’ve picked out our favourite meat-free meals from this clever little cookbook which uses only a kettle, microwave and toaster to make your food.
Today’s recipe is zesty courgette ribbons with feta. This salad makes the perfect five-minute lunch to whip up in the office.
½ small garlic clove, grated
a squeeze of lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1 large courgette (zucchini)
¼ tsp chilli flakes
1 handful of cherry tomatoes
1 heaped tbsp soft goats’ cheese
Or you can swap
goats’ cheese for feta cheese
cherry tomatoes for sundried tomatoes
In a bowl or mug, mix together the grated garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and set aside.Chop the ends off the courgette and using a vegetable peeler, peel once or twice from top to bottom all the way around to remove the skin. Discard this and then peel again on one side from top to bottom to form long, thin ribbons of courgette.
Chop the ends off the courgette and using a vegetable peeler, peel once or twice from top to bottom all the way around to remove the skin. Discard this and then peel again on one side from top to bottom to form long, thin ribbons of courgette.
Keep going to about midway through the courgette and then turn over and repeat the steps on the other side of the courgette. Place the courgette ribbons into the bowl with the lemon and
garlic oil. Sprinkle the chilli fl akes on top.
Sprinkle the chilli flakes on top. Chop the cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the bowl.
Place a plate over the bowl and give it a shake to toss everything
together. Lastly, crumble over the goats’ cheese, add a pinch of salt and pepper and tuck in.
For tasty and easy-to-make meals that are perfect to be made up in the office read Made in the Office: Tasty And Hasty Meals With Just a Kettle, Toaster & Microwave. Rachel Maylor proves that we don’t need a fully equipped kitchen to knock up poached egg on toast and that we don’t even need to prep our food the night before.
Available to buy here (Frances Lincoln, £12.99)