• 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 zucchini, sliced lengthwise into thin strips
  • 6 zucchini flowers, trimmed and cleaned
  • 7 ounces soft white cheese, such as feta or goat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon nigella seeds, toasted


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy ridged grill pan. Grill the zucchini strips, roughly 1 minute on each side, until just golden brown. Remove and cool. You may need to do these in batches.

  2. Place the cooked zucchini in a large bowl, add the zucchini flowers, crumble in the cheese, and season to taste

  3. Mix the lemon juice, remaining olive oil and nigella seeds in a small bowl. Drizzle over the zucchini, flowers, and cheese, toss gently and serve immediately.