Thrifty tips: low-fat breaded courgettes

This side dish is easy to make, yummy, low-fat AND cheap.


Yummy courgette recipe – picture by The Shopping Sherpa

Prep time: 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • Basil
  • Half a cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Breadcrumbs (for a cheap and better alternative to supermarket ones, just grate some old bread)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 courgettes


  1. Put basil in the cup of olive oil for 30 mins
  2. Chop the courgettes long and thin and dip them in the cup with oil.
  3. Roll the courgettes on the breadcrumbs
  4. Cover the breaded courgettes in chopped almonds
  5. Grill them in the oven for 20 min
  6. Add a pinch of salt

Et voilà! No waste of oil, no frying fat and you can make as many breadcrumbs as you need as you go along!

Picture by: The Shopping Sherpa


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