Steamed courgettes with garlic and oregano


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Ottolenghi Simple

By Yotam Ottolenghi

Published 2018

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Try to get small and young courgettes for this if you can: their tenderness is heaven when steamed. I love the thin slices of raw garlic but if this doesn’t appeal then just add the fried oregano leaves.

These are either a simple and delicate starter or work well served alongside other mezze with some bread.


  • 800 g mixed young courgettes, ends trimmed
  • 250 ml chicken or vegetable stock


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C fan.
  • If the courgettes are really small you can keep them whole, but, for any larger ones, cut them into quarters, lengthways, and sit them in a high-sided ceramic baking dish, about 27 — 22cm, cut side facing up. They should all