Serves 1 | Prep 5 minutes | Cook 30 minutes
Half a large courgette counts as 1 of your 5-a-day. These speedy snacks use collagen encouraging courgette as a nutritious base for classic pizza flavours from tomato, mozzarella, oregano, and basil. Play around with different ingredients and herbs for toppings; olives, anchovies, fresh chilli, whatever you have or fancy really!
COURGETTES – Appearances from our anti-oxidant friends, vitamins C & A. The dietary fibre in courgettes can also help lowering our cholesterol levels. The same fibre matched with the courgette’s water content will also make you feel full, and with a low calorie content could be used for weight management.
Courgette’s are also great for our skin; hydration, anti-ageing, collagen formation, and puffy eyes.
1 courgette, halved lengthways
Mozzarella, I use pearls (darling) and slice in half
Cherry tomatoes, quartered
Chilli flakes (optional)
Preheat your oven to 210c / 190c (fan) / Gas Mark 6 ½
- To make sure your courgette halves sit flat on your baking tray, use a knife to level the bottoms out by taking a small slice off, if necessary.
- Brush lightly with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of garlic granules on each courgette half.
- Top with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella (sit them close together so as the cheese melts it secures the tomatoes in place).
- Scatter with basil, oregano, and chilli flakes to your desired level of herb! Top with some freshly cracked black pepper and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the cheese is going golden and courgettes are just cooked through and still have a bit of bite!
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