Courgette and Tamari Salad

courgette and tamari salad

Serves 4-5 as a side dish


2-3 medium courgettes

20g pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp tamari

1.5 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp cider vinegar

Pinch of chilli flakes

½ tsp maple syrup



  • Preheat the oven to 180oc
  • Mix the pumpkin seeds together with ½ tbsp of the sesame oil and 1 tbsp of the tamari
  • Bake the pumpkin seeds for 5-7 minutes and leave to cool
  • Peel the courgettes into thin strips and spread out in a bowl
  • Whisk together the remaining tamari and sesame oil with the cider vinegar, chilli flakes and maple syrup
  • Drizzle the dressing over the courgette strips and mix together
  • Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds over the courgette strips and chill before serving


I created this courgette and tamari salad recipe as a last minute addition to a family feast. I wanted a dish with an asian twist so came up with something that used tamari and sesame oil. You will find that courgettes are used a lot in my recipes, it is such a versatile ingredient that absorbs any any flavours it is paired with. I love the addition of roasted pumpkin seeds to this dish as it adds a much needed crunchy texture!


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