Low FODMAP Recipe: Courgette and Lemon Risotto

19/05/2016 12:40 BST | Updated 19/05/2017 10:12 BST

This courgette and lemon risotto is sublime. It's healthy, tasty and full of nutrients, meaning that you'll look great, feel great and, best of all, it's not a diet so no restrictions. Just healthy choices.

This recipe is also great for people with IBS or digestive problems who are following a low FODMAP diet, vegetarians, or anyone who enjoys a sumptuously creamy risotto, but doesn't want to pile on the pounds.


Here's how to make it...


300g Arborio rice

2 Large courgettes, roughly chopped

2 tbsp Garlic infused oil

3/4 tsp Asafoetida powder

25g Butter

1 Lemon, zest

125ml White wine

1.5L Vegetable stock

75g Parmesan cheese

1 Small bunch parsley, chopped


1) Heat the oil and butter in a pan

2) Add the rice and stir to coat all the grains

3) Pour in the wine and stir until absorbed

4) Slowly add the vegetable stock, one ladle at a time and stir until absorbed

5) Make sure all the stock is absorbed before adding the next ladle and continue until creamy

6) In a separate pan, gently lightly fry the courgette and lemon zest for 4-5 minutes

7) Add the courgette and parmesan to the risotto and mix gently

8) Garnish with parsley and serve. Enjoy!

Serves 4

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