Grilled Courgette Salad With Caramelized Pine Nuts

A quick Summer side salad which is a definite crowd pleaser!

Season: Summer
Servings: 4 as a side
Diet: Vegan, gluten free
Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

• 2-3 courgettes
• 40 gr. of pine nuts
• 2 tbsp. of honey
• Handful of oregano leaves
• Flaky sea salt • Black cracked pepper
• Extra virgin olive oil
• Balsamic vinegar
• Courgette flowers (optional)
• Edible flowers (optional)

1. Slice the courgette lengthwise in slices and drizzle over some olive oil, salt and pepper. Meanwhile heat a griddle pan or the bbq and grill the courgettes for a couple of minutes on each side.
2. Dry roast the pine nuts in a frying pan, keeping a close eye on them and when they begin to spread their nutty fragrance and have some colour add 2 tablespoons of honey and a pinch of sea salt and cook for another minute.
3. Layer the courgettes on a platter, top with the pine nuts, fresh oregano, optionally add the flowers, an extra drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and some sea salt flakes and freshly cracked black pepper.

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