A wonderful Italian vegetarian dish, which is packed full of flavour. Courgettes, garlic, mozzarella, tomatoes and Parmesan are baked together. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
I've made this dish a few times now with some tiny variations due to the ingredients at hand. I only had small cherry tomatoes so sliced them in half and made it with a layer of courgette at the bottom, followed by the tomatoes, then the mozzarella. I also mixed a good handful of breadcrumbs with the parmesan on top to give a cripsy top. Lovely! We thought we'd try it with some chicken next time for another variation. - 30 Aug 2013
I added 2 finely chopped birdeye chillies as we like heat and gives the courgettes more flavour. I also used half fat mozarrella and bit more of it and more tomato slices. Just had olive ciabatta bake at home rolls with it....delicious - 23 Aug 2016
A really quick and easy dish that is really tasty. - 23 Feb 2016