Courgettes a la Niçoise

Preparation info
  • Serves

    Four to Six

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

  • About

Puréed, cooked courgettes, perfumed with garlic and basil then baked under a blanket of crumbs, is a dish from nice, France, which is enjoyed by Jews and non-Jews alike.


  • 6 courgettes (zucchini), about 200g/7oz each
  • 65 g/ oz/5


  1. Trim the courgettes and cut into 1cm/½in slices. Add to a pan of boiling water and cook for 5–8 minutes, or until just tender. Drain very well.

  2. Using a potato masher, mash the courgettes or blend in a food processor or blender until s