This is a new dish at La Villa for 2018 – light, zesty and perfect as a starter on a warm summer’s day.

Carpaccio of Courgette

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • One large, firm courgette
  • 100 grams of Parmesan shavings
  • 25 grams of pine nuts (toasted)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest & juice of one large lemon
  • Handful of rocket
  • Good quality sea salt flakes

Have all of your ingredients to hand as this is one dish you need to make fresh & serve straight away.

Using a sharp knife, slice the courgette as thinly as possible (or, if you have one, use a mandolin). Arrange on your serving plate; a white plate is best to show off the colours.

Give a sprinkle of sea salt, a drizzle of olive oil & a squeeze of lemon juice. Scatter over a few rocket leaves, toasted pine nuts and Parmesan shavings – finish by grating the lemon zest on top and a final drizzle of olive oil.

Bon Appétit !

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