Courgetti with Feta and Tomatoes

I am a terrible ‘do as I say, not as I do’ -er. While nagging my children to eat healthily, and sending them off with lunchboxes representing all the food groups, I am often found eating biscuits for my lunch. It is laziness really, the effort to cook or make something proper when it is just me feels like too much. What I need is quick easy lunches, that are healthy and tasty but take very little work. When I popped in the supermarket for some milk on the way home from the school run yesterday, I spotted a pot of ready to cook Courgetti, and knowing I had feta and tomatoes in the fridge, I decided to make myself something yummy for lunch.

 

courgetti with feta and tomatoes

 

Ingredients

Courgetti – I cheated and bought some ready done as I don’t have a spiralizer (though this was so yummy I might actually buy one now!) – but this pack was the equivalent of 2 medium courgettes, which probably would have fed two as a lunch if I wasn’t so greedy!

Baby plum tomatoes, or any tomatoes – about a dozen bite sized pieces – halved in this case, but quarters of bigger tomatoes would work just as well.

75g of Feta, cubed.

Olive Oil

A clove of garlic, crushed or chopped.

Lemon juice – I used half a fresh lemon, but a squirt from a plastic lemon would work if you don’t have fresh to hand.

To serve: salad and fresh bread to mop up the delicious juices.

 

roasted tomatoes and feta

 

Method

Pop the chopped tomatoes into a baking tray, drizzle with oil and lightly season. Pop into a hot oven (220 degrees) for about ten minutes, until soft and bubbling. add the feta for the last minute or two of cooking time so it is warmed through.

Meanwhile add a tablespoon of olive oil to a frying pan, then stir fry the courgetti with the garlic for 3-4 minutes. You want some crunch, no soggy veg here. At the last moment add the squeeze of lemon, give it a quick stir and transfer the lot to your serving bowls/plates.

Top with the tomatoes and feta.

Stuff your face while making ‘mmmmm, why don’t I make lunches like this everyday’ type appreciative noises.

 

courgetti with feta and tomaotes

 

Honestly this was the nicest thing I have eaten in ages, and it was so blinkin’ quick that there really is no excuse not to make myself something like this more often. I have had times where it has taken longer than that to break into a biscuit packet…..

Love Miss Cisco XXX

 

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11 Comments

  1. Mum
    February 23, 2016 / 8:15 am

    That looks really nice. I’ve got some Feta in the fridge so will give it a go xx

  2. February 23, 2016 / 10:33 am

    I am loving the look and sound of this. Who said healthy vegetarian food can’t be delicious! Am so going to give this a try.

  3. February 23, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    This looks great. Love how colourful it is. I love feta and tomato so will definitely give this a try. I’m rubbish at making a proper lunch for myself too. Which supermarket did you see the ready made courgetti in? X
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    • February 23, 2016 / 5:13 pm

      It was from Waitrose, but have spotted it on all the main ones too!

  4. February 23, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    I love the look of this courgetti! I have never tried (or considered) doing this with courgettes! this would definitely make a salad more interesting!!
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  5. February 24, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    It look so tasty and healthy at the same time! Its nice to have something different once in a while as we always end up eating the same things
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