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vegetables | alternative mini mouthwatering courgette cannelloni

Serves 2-4 (depends if using as starter or canapés)

These are absolutely fantastic as a starter, side dish or to use as canapés. Simply dress them to suit you - even better, they can be prepared in advance.

Wheat free, dairy free, nut free, meat free version...




  1. Coat the courgette ribbons in the oil, rubbing it in with your fingers until the ribbons are completely coated.
  2. Heat a pan and add the courgette ribbons and season with salt and pepper, stirring gently but thoroughly.
  3. Cook for a few minutes, stirring, until ribbons have softened and are cooked.
  4. Leave to cool then refrigerate.
  5. In a bowl, mix the silken tofu, mayonnaise and lime juice.
  6. Put a little of the silken tofu mixture (½ tsp-tsp depending on the size of your courgette) onto a courgette ribbon and roll it up, leaving the end underneath so that it's doesn't unfold. Repeat. Cover and refrigerate until needed - use the same or next day.
  7. If you wish to add the extras, serve with dressed salad mixed with croutons and sprinkled with spring onions and mushrooms. Drizzle the reduced balsamic around the ribbons.

Maybe serve with...

These are lovely just as they are, but for an extra special touch you can always add asparagus spear halves (cover asparagus spears in boiling water, stand for a minute, then drain). If you're feeling particularly artistic, cut the spears in half lengthways and arrange with a dash of flair!

For those able to eat dairy ...

Use soft cream cheese instead of silken tofu

For those able to eat wheat...

Use wheat bread croutons

For those who can eat meat...

You can always add crispy bacon to salad or serve with parma ham.

If you have courgettes leftover, see canoe of courgette or ratatouille. If you have silken tofu leftover, see creamy dip, no bake cheesecake or kipper pate.

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