Fried Zucchini with Lemon, Chilli and Mint

Recipe by Dish


  • 4-6 medium zucchini
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • zest 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp dried chilli flake
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • lemon for squeezing


  1. Slice the zucchini on the diagonal into 1/2 cm thick long ovals or cut into long strips. Spread out on a tray and sprinkle lightly with salt (this helps draw out the moisture). Leave for 15 minutes then pat dry with kitchen towels.
  2. Heat a couple of tbsp of olive oil in a large saute pan until very hot. Add the zucchini in batches and cook until a good golden colour on each side. Drain on kitchen towels.
  3. Transfer the zucchini to a shallow bowl. Squeeze over the juice of half a lemon. Combine the lemon zest, chilli and salt and sprinkle over the top then scatter with the mint.

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