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Courgette & Västerbotten cheese

Need a delicious salad for lunch? Look no further. This simple salad has bags of flavour and takes only a few minutes to make.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Keyword: courgettes, vasterbotten
Author: Bronte Aurell


  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 small bunch of rocket you can add a bit of baby spinach, too, if you want a more leafy salad
  • 50 g Västerbotten cheese shaved (or mature Präst cheese)
  • 50 g flaked almonds


  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Shave the courgettes into thin strips lengthways - this is best done using a mandolin (the slicer, not the musical instrument) or even a flat metal cheese slicer. The strips need to be quite thin.
  • Add the courgette to a big bowl, add the salad leaves and mix. Then add the cheese and fold again.
  • Make the dressing by combining the vinegars and oil in a bowl, whisk well, season with salt and pepper. Dress the salad (you will have too much dressing, you can reserve the rest for next time).
  • Arrange on a serving plate, scatter with toasted almonds and serve immediately.