Monday, 29 April 2013

Marinaded Garlic and Mint Courgette Salad with Cheat Aberdeen Beef

I was so happy to find some reduced off cuts of Aberdeen beef on the meat counter in Waitrose. Reduced by £7, at a whopping value of £1.50, it will probably last me for three or four meals! Don't let these bargains pass you by, I always buy reduced items as it is a great way to save money and buy things you wouldn't normally look at. 

This is a super easy recipe and the courgette salad can be eaten with just about anything. Some people might be skeptical about trying raw courgette, but once marinaded, you won't be able to tell the difference. Use some of the same garlic, mint dressing to coat the rest of the salad.

Ingredients (serves 2)

1 courgette, sliced thinly using a peeler or cheese slicer
leaves off 4 sprigs of mint, finely chopped
6 tbsp good quality olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 clove of garlic, crushed
salt and pepper

Crush the garlic in a pestle and mortar and then add the oil and vinegar. Marinade the courgette in this mixture along with the chopped mint and let the courgette soak up all the goodness. It lasts for a good while in the fridge, and is great as a substitute for salad.

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