first courgettes

we ate the first courgettes from our garden this weekend. as ever, i wanted to eat them raw and took my usual approach of ribbon-ing them, tossing with olive oil and lemon juice and zest and then using this to create a salad.  home-grown courgettes are so different from those you buy it really is worth eating them raw.

here the courgette ribbons are mixed with smoked proscuitto, rocket and an amazing silky-soft smoked buffalo mozzarella from natoora - it has an intense smoky flavour and the softness is very different from scamorza, which had previously been my only experience of smoked mozzarella.

delicious and i can’t wait to harvest some more courgettes.