Saturday, 28 May 2011

Courgette & feta bake

I found this recipe one of Polish culinary forums and it was named as a Bulgarian recipe. It is extremely tasty and for lat years I have been baking this every courgette season. Easy to make, the only thing you have to remember about is using fresh herbs. The choice is yours, I made it with dill, mint, basil, parsley and chives, and combinations of any of the above.It suppose taste great when made from grated marrow too.

Tastes great cold or hot, suitable for microwave reheating. For lunch, for snack, even for picnic. Enjoy!

Serves 2-4

4-5 courgettes (zucchini), not too big, cucumber size, coarsely grated, skin on
200g feta cheese, crumbled
2-3 eggs
handful of chopped fresh herbs - this time I used mint and chives
garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
about 5 tbsp of semolina
little olive oil

Add some salt to the grated courgettes and leave on a sieve for about 30 minutes, to remove the excess of water. Squeeze every 10 minutes to make sure the veg is quite dry.

Place in a big bowl, mix with all of the ingredients except the oil; use it to oil an ovenproof dish.

Place the courgettes in the oiled ovenproof dish, big enough to keep the bake 3cm height. Bake in the oven preheated to 180 C (fan) for about 40 minutes. Cool down before serving for 5-10 minutes, it will be  much easier to slice.

I like it with Greek tzatziki, but this time I made dill yoghurt dip

175g natural Greek yoghurt (I used Total)
handful of fresh chopped dill
1 large garlic clove, peeled and mashed with some salt
little olive oil (optionally)
freshly ground black pepper

Mix all of the above and chill in a fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.


  1. healthy and tempting dish veg is looking gorgeous

  2. This looks similar to something I often eat in Greece. I'm growing courgettes and dill this year, so will try it out in a month or so! Thanks for linking up.

  3. Hi Karolina,
    Thanks so much for following my blog. And I would be glad to follow yours. We just got back from Italy on Sunday. Still a little tired as I was fighting a cold coming back. But all is good. Italy was incredible. I loved all of it. My wife and I had a wonderful time. We even got our flight cancelled by the airlines and they put us up in a hotel in Paris for the night. Who would have guessed. Please read my newest blog post on Florence and gelato. I still have enough material for 2 or 3 more posts on the italian vacation. Again, thanks for following. Have a great time in Italia. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Ciao!

  4. Thank you all for your kind comments!

    Santosh, I actually thought about spicing it up little bit, by adding some Indian spices. I wonder if it will work.

    FacelessFood, I believe Bulgarian and Greek cuisines have quite a lot in common. Please let me know if you like it.

    Mario, I am glad you and your wife had a good trip to Italy .It is only 8 weeks to our trip, I can’t wait. I look forward more posts on you blog, especially Italy related.

    Warm regards!


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