4 medium courgettes
300g minced lamb
1 small onion, grated
1 tomato, diced
10g mint, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp dried chilli flakes
10g pine nuts
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the mint yoghurt
6 tbsp yoghurt
1 small tomato, finely chopped
10g mint, finely chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Courgettes Stuffed with Spiced Lamb


Don’t be put off by the thought of stuffing the courgettes, it’s incredibly easy to scoop out the seeds and spoon in the stuffing.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350˚F/Gas 4.

Slice the courgettes in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds.

Mix the lamb, onion, tomato, mint, spices and pine nuts together in a bowl. Season very well – the lamb will take about 1½ teaspoons of salt.

Spoon the lamb mixture into the prepared courgettes and fit them snugly into a large baking dish. Pour over the oil.

Bake for 40 minutes or until the lamb is browned on top and the courgettes are soft.

To prepare the mint yoghurt, in a bowl, mix together the yoghurt, tomato and mint and season well.

Serve the stuffed courgettes with the mint yoghurt spooned over the top or on the side.