Summer corn & courgette salad

With summer vegetables as good as they are right now, you barely need to do anything to them to make a sensational meal. Here I’ve combined what’s in my garden with a fantastic dressing that brings it all together into a plateful of summer!

By Nici Wickes
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 2
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Summer corn & courgette salad
  • 2 corncobs, cut into rounds
  • 4 courgettes, cut into rounds
  • 1 cup mixed olives
  • 1/4 cup good-quality olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon fruit vinegar
  • juice and 1 tbsp zest from 1 valencia orange
  • small handful basil leaves, torn
  • 100 gram goat’s feta, crumbled into large chunks


Summer corn & courgette salad
  • 1
    Steam the corn for 2-3 minutes until cooked.
  • 2
    Cook the courgettes on a BBQ grill plate or in a frypan until well coloured on one side before turning. Heat the olives on the grill or frypan for a few minutes too.
  • 3
    Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, juice and zest together.
  • 4
    Toss the cooked corn with the courgettes, olives andthe dressing.
  • 5
    Garnish with basil leaves and crumbled goat’s feta.


If you or those you’re cooking for are not a huge fan of olives, try warming them up as it totally mellows their flavour, softening the saltiness and turning them into gorgeous little highlights for your mouth.

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