Roasted courgettes with burrata, umami dressing and serrano ham

Roasted courgettes with burrata, umami dressing and serrano ham. Photograph: Harry Weir

Roasted courgettes with burrata, umami dressing and serrano ham. Photograph: Harry Weir

Sat, Aug 29, 2020, 05:55

   
  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 45 mins
  • Course: Salads
  • Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

  • FOR THE UMAMI DRESSING:
  • 70ml apple cider vinegar
  • 250g nutritional yeast flakes
  • 50ml tamari or soy sauce
  • 120ml water
  • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 250ml sunflower oil
  • 200ml mayonnaise
  • 3 medium-sized courgettes
  • 2 slices of brown bread, crusts removed and torn into small pieces
  • A good drizzle of olive oil
  • Some fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 balls of burrata or mozzarella
  • 8 slices of serrano or Parma ham

Method

1 For the dressing, put everything except the sunflower oil and mayonnaise into a blender, then slowly drizzle the oil into the mixture until it emulsifies. Add the mayonnaise and blend briefly until it comes together. Put in the fridge until needed.

2 Set your oven to 185 degrees.

3 Top and tail the courgettes then cut them in quarters lengthways.

4 Put them on a tray with the brown bread, olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper, then turn everything in the oil.

5 Bake for 12-15 minutes until the courgettes are soft and golden and the bread is crunchy.

6 Divide the courgettes on to plates with some torn burrata. Add the lemon juice.

7 Spoon over some of the umami dressing, then drape the ham on top.