Easy meals with vegetables

Vegetables.co.nz works in partnership with the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and the Heart Foundation to produce a series of resources aimed at increasing vegetable consumption with sectors of the community who may have limited cooking skills, equipment, time and/or budgets. 

View the videos here and find the recipes in our 'easy meals' section.  Skills cards with information on availablity, storage, preparation and cooking can either be downloaded, or ordered in pads of 20 from HPA

Baked frittata

Baked frittata

Kūmara, silverbeet and onions feature in this easy to make frittata recipe.

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Beef and broccoli stir fry

Beef and broccoli stir fry

This tasty stir fry can be ready to eat in 15-30 minutes and is packed with vegetables. A beef resource card and the recipe can be...

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Boil up

Boil up

Add watercress or puha just before the end of cooking to complete this great New Zealand dish.

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Carrot and cumin dip

Carrot and cumin dip

Roasted carrots with cumin provide a fantastic flavour in this dip.

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Carrot, chicken and corn soup

Carrot, chicken and corn soup

This tasty soup provides a quick-to-make meal packed full of flavour.

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Cauliflower and tuna mac 'n' cheese

Cauliflower and tuna mac 'n' cheese

Cauliflower and peas with tuna give this macaroni cheese recipe a healthy makeover.

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Cauliflower tabbouleh salad

Cauliflower tabbouleh salad

Try this cauliflower 'couscous' with fresh tabbouleh salad as a side dish or light meal.

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Celery and apple salad

Celery and apple salad

Easy to make, this salad goes well with baked potatoes or serve it mixed with pasta and tuna.

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Chana masala (chickpea curry)

Chana masala (chickpea curry)

Try this delicious curry - so quick and easy to make.

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Cheese sauce to serve with steamed vegetables

Cheese sauce to serve with steamed vegetables

Cheese sauce served over a selection of vegetables makes a tasty side dish or light meal.

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Chilli beans with eggs

Chilli beans with eggs

Sweet corn, capsicums and tomatoes combine well with chilli beans and eggs in this tasty and easy-to-make dish.

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Coleslaw with chicken drumsticks and wedges

Coleslaw with chicken drumsticks and wedges

This meal is sure to be a family favourite!

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Cottage pie

Cottage pie

A quick and easy pie loaded with vegetables the whole family will enjoy. A mince resource card and the recipe can be downloaded here. Or you can...

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Courgette pasta carbonara

Courgette pasta carbonara

This vegetable pasta carbonara makes a quick and satisfying meal.

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Falafel

Falafel

Try these served with pita bread, lettuce, hummus, tahini or tabbouleh salad.

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Green bean salad

Green bean salad

This fun bean salad can be made with fresh or frozen beans.

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Hangi in the oven

Hangi in the oven

Try this hangi at home!

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Hummus

Hummus

A family favourite!

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Kimchi

Kimchi

This traditional Korean fermented cabbage side dish is fun to make and delicious too.

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Kūmara and date loaf

Kūmara and date loaf

A healthy twist on the traditional date loaf.

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Leek and lemon risotto

Leek and lemon risotto

Leek and lemon combine beautifully in this easy to make risotto.

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Minted pea soup

Minted pea soup

Easy to make and so delicious.

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