courgette and parma ham salad

my vegetable growing efforts are a bit slow this year. i planted things a bit later than previously, knowing we’d be away at easter and not wanting my seedlings to die before they got established.

as a result we’ve just eaten our first courgette, five weeks later than last year. as previously, i kept things simple – a lemon and olive oil dressing for the courgette ribbons which were layered with parmesan shavings and parma ham before being sprinkled with basil. it’s a very simple recipe which, i think, looks impressive and showcases the flavour of young courgettes really well.