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Lamp Chops with Courgette Mezze

15 Ways to use Courgette and Aubergine Mezze

Simple dishes can be enhanced by using our range of mezzes. The subtle flavors of aubergine, garlic, and paprika make this paste an ideal mezze or spread. Courgette Mezze is a delicious combination of grilled courgettes and lemon juice, combined with basil, garlic, oregano and a touch of chilli. In our newest Ezme Mezze, we've added sun-dried tomatoes, peppers, and pomegranate molasses for a rich, tangy flavor.

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1. Yoghurt

Ingredients: 200g natural or greek yoghurt, juice and zest of 1 lemon, 1 finely chopped clove of garlic, 2-3tbsp Courgette Mezze, 1tsp Paprika, salt and pepper.


In a bowl, add the yoghurt, lemon zest and juice, garlic, Mezze, Paprika, and salt and pepper and mix until thoroughly combined. Taste and add any more of the ingredients as you feel is necessary. Serve with prepared vegetables, curry, and more.

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2. Sandwich

Ingredients: 2 pieces of thick wholemeal bread, 3tbsp Aubergine Mezze, 4 slices of parma ham, 50g spinach leaves, 1 salad tomato in thin slices.

Spread the Mezze on both pieces of bread. Lay the parma ham on one piece, then the spinach leaves on top, and finish with the salad tomato. Close the sandwich, cut in half and serve.

3. Dressing

Ingredients: 1tbsp Courgette Mezze, 8tbsp Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1tbsp lemon juice, 1tbsp honey, 1 finely chopped clove of garlic, salt and pepper.


Add all ingredients into the container desired for storage, close the lid and shake until thoroughly combined.


4. Fish

Ingredients: 4 sea bass fillets, 50g unsalted butter, 1/2 jar Courgette Mezze, 1tbsp lemon juice, salt and pepper.


Preheat the oven to 200C/Fan 180C/Gas Mark 6. Place the fish in a baking dish, making sure they are spaced out, and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the fish is just cooked. Meanwhile, mix the butter, Mezze, and lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small saucepan on a medium heat, and stir together until hot all the way through, without letting it boil. When the fish is cooked, place on a plate and drizzle with the Mezze. Serve with new potatoes and roasted vegetables.

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5. Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1/2 baguette, 2tbsp Early Harvest Olive Oil, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1/2 jar Courgette Mezze, juice of 1 lemon, 4 sliced salad tomatoes, 2 slices of prosciutto per piece, 200g Mozzarella in chunks, 2 thinly sliced spring onions.

Slice the baguette diagonally to give you 4-6 pieces. Fry the Olive Oil in a medium sized frying pan with the garlic then add the baguette slices and fry until they are brown and crispy. Spread the Mezze over the baguette slices. Place 3 tomato slices delicately on each piece of bruschetta, then the prosciutto and Mozzarella, and sprinkle with the spring onions. Finish with a drizzle of lemon juice.

6. Canapes

Ingredients: 12 blinis, jar of Aubergine Mezze, juice of 1 lemon, 30g roughly chopped fresh dill.


Spread the Mezze evenly on each blini, add a piece of smoked salmon (fold it in half and place with the crease facing upwards), drizzle a small amount of lemon juice, and top with fresh dill.


7. Platter

Ingredients: Nocellara OlivesMozzarella Di BufalaBalsamic TomatoesAubergine MezzeCourgette MezzeBlack Olive TapenadeCornichonsBalsamic OnionsNocellara Focaccia, 3tbsp Verdemanda Olive Oil, 2tbsp 1.34 Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.


In the desired amounts, place all the ingredients except for the Olive Oil and Vinegar on a board, in a platter style. Slice the focaccia into long thin slices. Place the Olive Oil in a small bowl, and add the Vinegar to the centre of it, aiming to keep the outside purely oil for presentation purposes and serve.

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8. Risotto

Ingredients: 3 tbsp Early Harvest Olive Oil, 3 crushed cloves of garlic, 1 peeled and finely chopped red onion, 2 thinly sliced courgettes, 400g Carnaroli Risotto Rice, 200ml white wine, 1.5L vegetable stock, 1/2 jar of Courgette Mezze, 100g grated Parmigiano Reggiano, 100g unsalted butter.

Place a large saucepan on a medium heat and cook the Olive Oil, garlic, onion and courgette until softened. Turn up the heat and add the rice to the pan, season with salt and pepper, stirring it in until it is coated in oil. Add the wine and stir until it has evaporated then add the stock gradually. Add the Mezze, Parmigiano Reggiano and butter to the pan and leave to rest until the consistency thickens, then serve.

9. Bacon-wrapped Chicken

Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts, jar of Aubergine Mezze, 250g bacon rashers, 80g Mozzarella.


Preheat the oven to 200C/Fan 180C/Gas Mark 6. Take the chicken breasts, slice through the middle and spoon in the Mezze. Wrap the bacon around the breasts, sprinkle with the Mozzarella and bake for 15 minutes, or until cooked through and the bacon has browned. Serve with sweet potato fries and asparagus.


10. Eggs on Toast

Ingredients: 2 eggs, 2tbsp Aubergine Mezze, 2 slices of wholemeal bread, 1tsp Paprika, salt and pepper.


Poach the eggs. Meanwhile, toast the bread and once ready, spread 1tbsp of the Mezze on the toast. Place the two eggs on the toast, and dollop the rest of the Mezze on top. Sprinkle with Paprika, and season with salt and pepper. This can also be served with a drizzle of Tahini or Olive Oil.

Tomato and Smoked Paprika Falafel with Tahini Yoghurt

11. Falafel

Ingredients: 400g cooked Chickpeas, 1 roughly chopped red onion, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1tsp ground cumin, 1tsp ground coriander, 2tbsp Aubergine Mezze, 3tsp Paprika, 2tbsp plain flour, 3tbsp Early Harvest Olive Oil.

Drain the chickpeas and leave to dry off on kitchen roll. When ready, place in a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients (except the Olive Oil) and blend until reasonably smooth. Leave this mixture for at least one hour but preferably over night, then form into small, round balls. Heat the Olive Oil in a frying pan, add the falafel balls and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.

12. Kebabs

Ingredients: 250g halloumi, 250g cherry tomatoes, 2 red onions, 2 courgettes, jar of Courgette Mezze, 3tsp Paprika, 2tbsp Early Harvest Olive Oil, salt and pepper.


Set up your BBQ or preheat your oven grill. Cut the halloumi into thin slices, keep the tomatoes whole, chop the red onions into segments, and cut the courgette into 1cm slices. Mix the Mezze, Paprika, Olive Oil and salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and add the halloumi and vegetables, ensuring they get thoroughly coated. Slide the vegetables onto skewers repeating the order of the vegetables. Grill under the flame until charred and serve with Couscous, or baked potatoes.


13. Mashed potato

Ingredients: 5 cubed and peeled large potatoes, 1tbsp butter, 2 crushed garlic cloves, juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 jar of Courgette Mezze, 140g Tahini, salt and pepper, 2tbsp Early Harvest Olive Oil.


Boil the potatoes in water until soft, then drain them and add, along with the rest of the ingredients, to a mixing bowl and use a masher to mash. When serving, lightly drizzle with extra Tahini.

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14. Baba Ganoush

Ingredients: 2 crushed garlic cloves, juice of 1 lemon, 2tbsp Tahini, 1 jar Aubergine Mezze, 3tbsp Early Harvest Olive Oil, salt and pepper, 1tsp Paprika.

Mix the garlic, lemon juice, Tahini, Mezze, Olive Oil, and salt and pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Serve in a small dish, sprinkle with Paprika and drizzle with Olive Oil.

15. Pasta

Ingredients: 2tbsp Early Harvest Olive Oil, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 sliced courgette, 250g cherry tomatoes, 1/2 jar of Aubergine Mezze, 150g Pappardelle pasta, 75g Parmigiano Reggiano, 2tsp basil, salt and pepper.


Place the Olive Oil in a medium frying pan on a high heat and once hot, add the garlic and fry for a few minutes, then add the courgette. Fry until the courgette has begun to brown then add the cherry tomatoes and continue until the tomatoes begin to soften. Stir in the Mezze. Meanwhile, boil the Pappardelle according to the packet instructions. Once cooked through, add to the frying pan and stir in. Add more Mezze as is needed, then add in the Parmigiano Reggiano, and stir again. Season with basil, salt and pepper, then serve.

Explore our range of Mezzes

Aubergine Mezze

Aubergine Mezze

Aubergine, garlic and paprika in a subtle paste that works well in a mezze or as a spread

Ezme Mezze

Ezme Mezze

Our new Spicy Turkish paste is made with tomatoes, peppers & pomegranate molasses, the perfect addition to any recipe or antipasti board.