The hottest food-girl of the moment has shared with us her salad recipe that is as delicious as it is easy to make: courgettes with fresh almonds, herbs and feta.
For 6 persons
Preparation 15 min/cooking 10 min
Wash the courgettes and cut up in round shapes or rather thick quarters, then heat a tiny bit of oil in a pan (Keep in mind that the courgette does not need a lot of cooking to be savory!)
Pan fry it for a few minutes, then transfer on a plate and allow to cool down.
Wash the herbs and drain well.
On a platter or your choice, set up the courgettes, add a little salt (but not too much, because feta is already quite salty) place on top a nice quantity of mint leaves, then basil, and finally marjoram.
With the help of a mandolin cutter or a sharp knife, create slivers of feta and sprinkle on the courgettes and the herbs. Add ground pepper and a few dashes of strong olive oil.
Finish by sprinkling fresh almonds between the layers of herbs and feta cheese.
The tip of Alix Lacloche: courgettes are delicious when pan fried quickly with a little oil. I prefer them firm and juicy, for that I cut them in rather thick quarters. Around June-July, I am particularly fond of mixing them with fresh almonds– more delicate than dry– and a strong olive oil.