Tireeumi – delicious and nutritious!

20150702_125543I am not trying to poison you, you can actually eat Courgette leaves. In fact, in Italy they call some leaves TENERUMI, and there’s a popular soup made out of it. Tried and tested in the Coll View kitchen is my version of it.

Tireeumi (Italian Style)

3 large courgette leaves (or squash leaves)

1 clove garlic

2 onions

3 tomatoes


salt, pepper


optional: coriander

  • Cut courgette leaves from stem. Set stems aside. Roughly chop courgette leaves.
  • Boil for two to five minutes until wilted. Drain and set aside. Chop stems, onions and garlic and
  • Saute in olive oil until soft. Chop tomatoes (remove seeds). Add wilted courgette leaves and tomatoes to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add 1 pint boiling water, stir. Break spaghetti in 3 and add salt and pepper to your taste
  • Once spaghetti is al dente, add a generous helping of parmesan and allow pasta to finish cooking. Keep stirring.
  • Serve with grated parmesan and fresh coriander as garnish (or a courgette flower if you feel fancy).

Enjoy! It’s even better with crusty bread on the side (but I’m on a diet…)

One thought on “Tireeumi – delicious and nutritious!

  • 9th July 2015 at 8:40 am

    I didn’t know you could eat the leaves. I may give this a try 🙂


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