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Braised Vegetables with Mozzarella & Tomato

Braised Vegetables with Mozzarella & Tomato


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 25 g (1 oz) butter or vegetarian margarine

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • 6 courgettes, cut into 5 cm (2 inch) sticks

  • 1 x 375 g (12 oz) can plum tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable stock

  • 20 black olives, halved and pitted

  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped oregano

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

  • 1 mozzarella cheese, cubed

  • salt and pepper

  1. Heat the oil and butter or margarine in a large, shallow pan and gently fry the shallot over a low heat until softened.

  2. Add the courgettes and cook for a few minutes over a high heat, then reduce it to medium.

  3. Add the tomatoes, mash with a fork, season with salt and pepper and cook until the courgettes are tender, adding a little stock if necessary.

  4. Add the olives, oregano and parsley and scatter the mozzarella over the top. Cover the pan, turn off the heat and leave the mixture to stand for a few minutes before serving.

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