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Serves 4

Preparation: 20 minutes

4 medium courgettes

2 tbsp olive oil

115gr (4 oz) mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly

2 large tomatoes, deseeded and diced

2 tsp fresh oregano or basil, chopped

a few fresh basil leaves to garnish

Preheat the oven to 200oC/400oF/ Gas Mark 6.

Slice the courgettes lengthways into 4 strips each. Brush with oil and place on an ovenproof tray.

Bake the courgettes in the oven for 10 minutes without letting them get too floppy.

Remove the courgettes from the oven. Arrange slices of cheese on top and sprinkle with diced tomato and basil or oregano. Return to the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Remove the courgettes from the oven and transfer carefully to serving plates, or serve straight from the baking dish, garnished with fresh basil leaves.

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