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Courgette Pizza Boats

Meat Free Monday
  • Serves: 1
  • Preparation: 5
  • Cooking: 10
  • Ready: 15

This super easy way to serve seasonal courgettes will be a hit with everyone in the family!


Per person:

1 courgette (if you are using an air fryer, be sure that it fits into the air fryer basket!)

2 tablespoons sundried tomato pesto or tomato paste

2 tablespoons plant-based cheese

assorted pizza toppings of choice, for example:

– plant-based pepperoni

– capers

– olives

– onion slices

– mushrooms

– pineapple


If using an oven, heat it to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.

Cut the courgette in half lengthways, then use a spoon to scoop the seeds out of the centre. Score the courgette diagonally along the flesh. This allows it to cook faster and helps all the nice tomato or pesto flavours to soak in.

Thickly spread the tomato pesto or paste all over both halves, making sure you get some in the score cuts as well. Add your toppings of choice and sprinkle over the plant-based cheese.

Air fry at 180°C/350°F for 5 to 7 minutes or bake on a sheet pan at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 for 10 minutes.

To store:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Additonal notes

Recipe and video created for Meat Free Monday by Louise-Claire Cayzer at The Vegan Larder

Get the kids making their own Courgette Pizza Boats as a fun dinner activity. Everyone loves pizza, so these will go down a treat!

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