Zesty Courgette

OK, let’s address the elephant in the room: courgette aren’t everyone’s cup of tea (and that’s putting it generously). Can we blame the haters? They’re watery, arguably bland, and so often served under-seasoned at restaurants as part of a ‘vegetable medley,’ even though it’s a fruit. However, most people simply haven’t given courgette a fair shot.

First off, courgette are full of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients our bodies need to perform at its highest level. Secondly, courgette grow like crazy, especially with Tower Garden. And there are tons of recipes out there from chefs, nutritionists, and home cooks alike that attempt to zhuzh up this crop.

With that, here are is a recipe created by our in-house nutritionist, Robin Allen, to help you work courgette into your diet.

You likely don’t even need to head to the grocery store to try this delicious courgette recipe. Using just a handful of basic ingredients, you can elevate your freshly harvested courgette with tons of flavour and spice.

Serves: 4


  • 2 medium-size courgettes, chopped (yellow or green)*
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice, 
  • 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1/2 of a medium onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme*
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

*Clip fresh from your Tower Garden


  1. In a large skillet, heat up olive oil.
  2. Add courgette, garlic, onion, and seasonings; cook until the courgette is tender but still slightly crisp, about 5 minutes.
  3. Drizzle with fresh squeezed lemon juice and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Add more seasoning to taste, as needed.

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