Zeytinyağlı Kabak (Turkish Slow-Cooked Courgettes)

In this recipe, the courgettes/zucchini are cooked until they are completely soft. They make a nice spread on slices of Turkish bread, or serve it with grilled fish, or warm or cold as a side dish.
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 45 minutes
serves 4
Cuisine Turkish
Categories Entree, Side



Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a heavy pot.

Add the onions and garlic, and sauté until onions are softened. Put in tomatoes, courgettes, coriander, salt, pepper, mint and ½ cup hot water. Cover and cook over low heat for about 30-40 minutes, until courgettes are soft.

Leave to cool to room temperature and then drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of chilli flakes.