Homemade Courgette Tacos With Sweetcorn & Pickled Onion Recipe

By Angela Casley
These vegetarian courgette tacos are topped with sweetcorn, pickled onions and a yoghurt dressing. Photo / Babiche Martens

Shredded courgettes add a crispy texture to this flavourful taco recipe.

These vegetarian tacos are quick to make and have only three ingredients (plus seasoning). It’s a great way to use up the excess courgettes from the vegetable garden. You can also adjust your filling to your preference — but, in the summer months, why not keep it colourful?


Makes 8

2 cups grated courgettes

¼ tsp salt

1½ cups grated parmesan

2 eggs

Freshly ground pepper

1 avocado, diced

1 cup fresh corn kernels

100g cherry tomatoes, chopped

½ cup diced cucumber

1 cup chopped coriander

½ red chilli, diced small

1 lime, squeezed

Pickled red onions, optional

50g feta

½ cup Greek yoghurt
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Place the grated courgettes in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Leave for a few minutes then squeeze the excess liquid.
  3. To the courgettes, add the parmesan and eggs with a few grinds of pepper, mixing well. Place four large spoonfuls on to each tray, using up all the mixture. With the back of the spoon, spread each into a disc approx. 12cm in diameter. Bake for 15 minutes until golden. Remove and peel them from the paper and hang them over a rolling pin or some other round object. Cool.
  4. For the filling combine the avocado, corn, tomatoes, cucumber, coriander, chilli and lime juice.
  5. For the dressing combine the feta and yoghurt until smooth.
  6. Serve the courgette taco filled with a good dollop of dressing and top with pickled red onions.

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