Recipe Tip: Courgette Salad with Saffron Yoghurt, Honey and Walnuts

Recipe Tip: Courgette Salad with Saffron Yoghurt, Honey and Walnuts

Top Recipe for 4 Persons by Karl and Rudi Obauer. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. This sunny dish combines yellow courgettes with saffron-tinged yoghurt. Add touch of sweet honey, a walnutty crunch and a few fresh herbs and you have the makings of a light, fresh starter.



    1. Step 1

      Using a vegetable peeler, cut 8 long thin slices lengthwise from the outsides of the courgettes.
    2. Step 2

      Blanch the long pieces briefly in a pan of salted water, rinse in ice water and pat dry. Put in a shallow bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
    3. Step 3

      Use the courgette slices to line the insides of 4 chefs' rings measuring 5cm in diameter.
    4. Step 4

      Cut the remaining courgettes into small cubes. Heat the 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the courgette cubes and garlic and briefly fry.
    5. Step 5

      Season to taste with cumin, curry powder, chilli powder and salt.
    6. Step 6

      Stir in the walnuts, herbs, vinegar and honey.
    7. Step 7

      Mix the saffron threads with 1–2 tablespoons of hot water. When it has a good yellow colour, stir into the yoghurt.
    8. Step 8

      Place the lined chefs' rings on four serving plates. Spoon the courgette mixture into the rings and scatter the remainder on the plates.
    9. Step 9

      To serve, remove the chefs' rings, drizzle over the saffron yoghurt and a bit of olive oil.
    10. Step 10

      Serve with thin wedges of hard or smoked cheese if desired.
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