Simple warm zucchini salad

This warm zucchini salad is the perfect quick and simple accompaniment to a meal or make it into a meal with some leftover meat, boiled eggs or some crushed nuts or seeds.


3 small zucchini (or 2 medium or 1 large one)
Ground chilli
Coconut oil or olive oil
Sea salt
Handful of fresh parsley
Chia seeds to serve (optional)


1. Wash the zucchini and cut into thin slices (about 1/2 cm thick).

2. Heat a drizzle of coconut oil or olive oil in a fry pan over a medium heat. Add the zucchini slices to the pan with a pinch of ground chilli (or more if you like it spicy) and sauté the zucchini until it's browned and just tender (I don't like to let it get too soft and sloppy).

3. Tip the zucchini onto a serving plate and top with a pinch of sea salt, fresh parsley and a sprinkle of chia seeds (if desired).


I cook the zucchini with chilli powder to give it a warming kick, but you could use your favourite spices if you prefer.