Courgettes are a member of the squash family with tender flesh and seeds and soft edible skin. Courgettes can be eaten raw or cooked. Finely chopped or grates, raw courgette and carrot can be mixed together and drizzled with French dressing to make a classic simple salad. Cooked they can also be included in risottos, pasta sauces and vegetable bakes and are the main ingredient in ratatouille. Wash and top and tail, they do not need peeled, slice or cut into even- sized chunks. A 100g portion of boiled courgette typically contains 19 calories, 0.4grams of fat, 2g carbohydrate, 2g protein and 1.2g of fibre.