With the summer being here and the holidays coming, we need to eat more courgettes as it’s very poor in calories and I actually love it.

I tried the pistol recipes of my mother in law, just changed a tiny bit: less olive oil and less cooking. The rest is more or less the same
What do you need?

  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic clove
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green pimiento
  • 1 laurel leaf
  • 1 small glass of white wine
  • 1 glass of water
  • Salt, pepper, herbs de provence


Start to cut all your vegetables in tiny bits before starting to cook.

Heat up some olive oil in your Le Creuset stewpan, about 6 tablespoon, stir in the onion and 2 of the garlic for a few minutes and before it starts to get brown add the courgette and the peppers.

After 15mn, add the tomatoes with its juice, the laurel leaf and the last garlic clove (full, without cutting). Add salt, black pepper and the herbs. Poor the white wine.

Stir in for 5 mn and cover. Let cook for about 60 to 90mn, adding some water if you see that it’s starting to get too dry.

That’s it! enjoy