Steamed Courgettes and Carrots
This is a delightful stand alone dish or can be used as an accompaniment with grilled chicken or fish.
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: European
Serves: 4
  • 4 medium-sized carrots (preferably mixed colours, yellow, orange, red etc)
  • 4 medium-sized courgettes (yellow or green)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Basil pesto (see our recipe in this post)
  1. Wash and scrape courgettes and carrots. Use a vegetable peeler to produce fine ribbons.
  2. Steam the courgettes and carrots to retain their nutrition.
  3. Choose a medium sized pan and fill about 5-7 cm water and then fit in a steamer basket. Bring the water to the boil.
  4. Add the ribbons of carrots
  5. Steam for a few minutes then add courgettes.
  6. Steam for another 5 minutes until all veggies are al dente. Don’t overcook veggies!
  7. Remove carrots and courgettes from steamer and set aside.
  8. Season with salt and black pepper.
  9. Toss the veggies with the basil pesto sauce and serve immediately.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at