As summer comes to a close I’m frantically making the most of the delicious fresh produce I have on my doorstep.

And what better way than to roast up some veg smothered in spicy yogurt?

These Roast Harissa Courgettes are a firm favourite in this house, especially at the end of the month when feeding us both for a couple of quid comes in handy.

Harissa Courgettes 1


  • 2 fresh courgettes
  • 1 big blob of honey
  • 1 sprinkling of paprika
  • 1 handful of cumin seeds
  • 1 handful of fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • 1 fistful of butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of harissa paste
  • 1 handful of fresh cherry tomatoes
  • 1 handful of fresh feta

Harissa Courgettes 2


  1. Start off by pre-heating the oven to gas mark 6-7.
  2. Next up, halve each courgette length ways, so that both halves can lie flat on a baking tray, and score zig zag cuts through the flesh of each without piercing the skin.
  3. Mix the honey, paprika, cumin, thyme, oil and butter in a bowl until well mixed (heat the butter for a few seconds in the microwave first).
  4. Rub the mixture into the flesh of each courgette until all are evenly glazed.
  5. Sprinkle over the salt and half of the thyme before popping into the pre-heated oven for 15-20 mins.
  6. While it’s cooking mix the yogurt and harissa paste to taste, i like it hot.
  7. Once the courgettes are cooked and falling away from their skin, top with chopped tomatoes, feta and the rest of the thyme before splattering with the yogurt.
  8. Serve however you like, they go great with coconut rice and warm flat breads.

Harissa Courgettes 4


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