Mabes Makes: Sticky Ginger & Sesame Courgette

by Mabel Lloyd

Courgette caramelises beautifully and maple syrup adds a lovely golden glaze. This is a perfect light veggie lunch with some fresh lime and rice and it also works well as a side dish.

(Serves 2)


1 tbsp olive oil

2 courgettes (sliced about ½- 1 cm thick)

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 red onion, finely chopped

Thumb size piece of fresh ginger, grated

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp maple syrup (feel free to add more if you want to make it sweeter)

1 tsp sesame oil

Sprinkling of sesame seeds

Ground pepper to season

1 fresh lime 


  1. In a large pan on a medium heat, cook the garlic, ginger and onion in the olive oil for 3-4 minutes until softened 

  2. Add the sliced courgette and cook for a further 3-4 mins

  3. Add the soy sauce and maple syrup and season with pepper, cook for another 10-15 mins until the courgette begins to caramelise

  4. Towards the end, stir in the sesame oil and sesame seeds

  5. Serve with rice and a squeeze of fresh lime


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