Simple Tasty Courgetti

Getting courgetti right can be tricky, and giving it an extra oomph of flavour is exactly how I like to enjoy it.  Using vegetables to replace regular foods, including spaghetti, is a great way to both optimise the diet and make vegetables the hero of your meals.  This simple recipe provides a base courgette spaghetti that can then be enjoyed with any meat, bean or lentil bolognese.  It’s also delicious with crab meat stirred through or with a fillet of baked or pan fried fish placed on top.  The recipe below makes enough courgetti for one person.


  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or crushed
  • 1/2 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • A crack of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes
  • 1 medium sized courgette, washed and spiralised into spaghetti using a spiriliaser
  • 3 generous handfuls of spinach, washed and shaken dry


  1. In a pan, gently melt on a low heat the butter, then add the olive oil and chopped garlic.
  2. Continue heating the oil and the garlic gently, waiting for the garlic to become aromatic, but still white in colour.
  3. Add in the spiralised courgette, black pepper and chilli flakes to the pan.  Gently toss the courgette for 3-5 minutes, or until the courgette has softened shrunk in size by about 1/3 but is not completely limp.
  4. Finally add the spinach and toss through the courgette, allowing it to soften in the heat.
  5. Serve and eat immediately

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