Courgette (zucchini), lemon and feta salad

Photographer: Jess
8-10 as a side

I am all about raw food at the moment. I have recently decided to try and seriously reduce the amount of sugar going into my diet. Come mid-morning you are now more likely to see me snacking on raw carrots and broccoli, whilst sipping water or a green tea, which is a far cry from my snacks prior to Christmas (Coca-Cola and some chocolate anyone?)

I’m not going to pretend it has been easy; the first few days I got major headaches and could barely keep my eyes open – by 8.30pm I was in bed! BUT this week has been so much easier. It *may* have been helped by this salad, which acts as a great pick-me-up. The zesty lemon combined with the creamy feta and the smoothness of the courgettes is a match made in heaven. I have been whipping up batches of this salad left, right and centre to combat my hunger – normally making it as required, however, you could slice the zucchini in advance and keep it in an airtight container, then quickly toss it together with the feta and lemon as required.



5 courgettes/zucchini
200g feta
2 lemons, zested and juiced


1. Wash courgettes and remove tops and bottoms
2. Using a mandolin, or similar, slice the courgettes lengthwise as thinly as possible and place into a large bowl (not the serving bowl)
3. Zest and juice the lemons and crumble the feta – add to courgettes
4. Mix gently but thoroughly until combined
5. Transfer into your serving bowl