Sautéed Courgettes with Garlic, Chilli and Basil

Crisp courgettes get a chilli-garlic kick and a scattering of pungent basil in this fast and flavoursome recipe from Alex McKay
By Alex Mackay
Sautéed Courgettes with Garlic, Chilli and Basil
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 3 large courgettes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 12 large leaves of basil, finely sliced
  • salt, and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp parmesan, freshly grated


1. Cut the courgettes in to slices at a slight angle.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the courgette slices for about 2 minutes.

3. Add the garlic and chilli and fry a further minute.

4. Sprinkle in the basil, season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

5. Transfer the courgettes to a warmed serving dish and scatter over the grated Parmesan. Serve immediately.

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