Courgette Flan - Small City Recipe

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Courgette Loaf

You might be surprised to learn that courgettes come from the same family as our favourite summer time fruit, the sweet and juicy melon. What you won't be surprised to learn is that courgettes are very low in calories, contain no cholesterol or saturated fats and are an excellent source of vitamin C.

This tasty Courgette Loaf is the perfect light lunch and the addition of cayenne pepper gives it a lovely subtle kick.

Suitable for vegetarians!

Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Cooking Time:
45 minutes
Serves: 3


  • 1 large courgette, grated
  • 75g butter
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 125g organic cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp dill, chopped
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • good pinch of salt
  • good pinch of cayenne pepper


    Preheat your oven to 180C (alter accordingly for fan ovens). Using non stick spray, coat your mini loaf tins (or use one larger loaf tin).

    In a large bowl, mix together the flour, grated cheese, grated courgette, dill, salt and cayenne pepper.

    In a separate bowl, melt the butter and add in the buttermilk and mix together. Lightly beat the eggs and add this to the mix and give it a good stir. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until everything is evenly mixed together.

    Divide the mixture between the mini loaf tins or pour into one larger loaf tin and pop in the oven for 45 minutes.

    Leave to cool on a wire rack.

    Shop Local

    Get your courgettes fresh and ripe for the eating from these local stores:

    • Martin's Fruit Bazaar, Perth
    • The Handy Shop, Crieff
    • Crieff Food Company, Crieff
    • Bellfield Organics, Abernethy