Courgette Christmas Candles

Serve your guests these stunning looking guilt-free morsels from the Vegetarian Society
By The Vegetarian Society
Courgette Christmas Candles
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  • Serves: Makes 12 - 14
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 courgette
  • 45 g vegan cream cheese
  • 2 drained and chopped artichokes, in brine
  • 2 chopped sun-dried tomatoes, in oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped chives


1. Peel 12 or 14 vertical strips using a swivel potato peeler.

2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, blanch the courgette for 30 seconds and then refresh under cold water.

3. Put the cream cheese, artichokes, tomatoes and lemon juice into a food processor and blend until smooth. Then add the chives.

4. Lay the courgette strips flat and spread a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on top. Then roll gently and stand upright. Garnish with extra chives and thin strips of sun-dried tomatoes.

© The Vegetarian Society (recipe created by the Cordon Vert cookery school)

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