Like its relatives cucumbers and squashes, the courgette or zucchini has its origins in the Americas but is thought to have been developed in Italy in the 19th century. It has spread widely since and is easy to grow in the UK, and is especially productive in rich soil during a warm, dryish summer. Indeed, for many growers it can be a menace, turning into marrow zeppelins the moment you turn your back. So it’s good to have a wide variety of recipes to make use of it fresh (it doesn’t freeze well) and young.
Try this easy courgette chutney recipe