Courgette, Yoghurt and Mint Dip

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 | 16 comments

Courgette, Yoghurt and Mint Dip

Like all recipes this courgette, yoghurt and mint dip came about from a simple thought process. I have waaaaaay too many lovely courgettes (zucchinis) – tick. I have tons of mint – tick.  As for Greek yoghurt……….. you kinda get the gist.

This is a light and refreshing dip that will help use up your summer squash bounty. To make it a bit thinner add in more yoghurt and olive oil and to make it sharper add in more lemon. I have since come across versions of this at barbeques and Middle Eastern restaurants that include cumin or tahini etc.

I hope you get to try this and leave me a comment below to tell me what variations of this you have come across or what spices you like in yours.

This is the second recipe in my pantry staple spotlight on courgettes – be sure to check the others out.

This recipe was shared at the weekend potluck, cooking with herbs and  foodie friend friday and fab first friday link up.

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Courgette, Yoghurt and Mint Dip
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A light refreshing dip made with courgettes (zucchinis), yoghurt and mint.
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium courgettes (zucchinis) sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 25 mint leaves
  • Salt
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) yoghurt
  • 2-4 tsp lemon juice
  1. Heat frying pan with one tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Add courgette and garlic to frying pan and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Fry for about 10 mins till courgettes are soft and starting to brown.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Then transfer mix to food processor adding in yoghurt and lemon juice.
  6. Puree to desired consistency and adjust seasoning.
  7. You can easily add in extra yoghurt, olive oil or more lemon depending on your taste.
  8. Transfer to serving container and drizzle on some olive oil, garnish with mint leaves and enjoy.

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  1. Oh what a fab idea! Wish I’d had this recipe the last two summers when I grew an inordinate amount of courgettes and was always in a bit of a frenzy to get them all eaten!. And as my kids are both weirdly adverse to all things cucumber but like courgette this could be the perfect tzatziki type dip for them!. Shall be trying soon :), Louisa

    • He Louisa, Let me know how they like it.

  2. This recipe sounds really good and you took a great picture! I love mint. :) I’m Deanna from Gloriously Made and I’m one of the co-hosts of Tasty Tuesdays this month. Thanks for linking up your recipe. I’m your newest bloglovin, twitter, and google plus follower and would love some follow backs if you are interested.
    Hope you have a great day!

    • Thanks for checking me out Deanna.

  3. G’day! What a great idea for future entertaining, true!
    This is now on my list to do; viewing as part of Food Friends Friday Party too!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Yaye. I hope you like it.

  4. Although I don’t have too many zucchinis as hubby won’t let me plant them.. I am going to have to make this anyways… Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

    • Hi Marlys,I see you just posted some jollof rice. I need to come check it out.

  5. I have to give it a go! I love dips of all sorts, but never had a chance to try courgette and mint combination :)
    Sylvia xx

    • This combination really works.

  6. Definitely my kind of recipe. It really does sound good and healthy!!!!

    • Yummy and healthy it definitely is.

  7. What a delicious dip – this reminds me of tzatziki sauce with the mint and yogurt and lemon. I love the use of the zucchini and I’m sure I would enjoy this with vegetables or pita or even chips!

  8. What a GREAT idea for a dip and with courgettes too, how clever for a way to use up a glut! Thanks for entering this into Cooking with Herbs, Karen

    • Thanks Karen. Love browsing the recipes at cooking with herbs.


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