Easy Meals

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

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

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Beef & broccoli stir-fry

Beef & 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/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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Chilli beans with eggs

Chilli beans with eggs

Corn, capsicum and tomato combine 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...

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Falafel

Falafel

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

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Hangi in oven

Hangi in oven

Try this hangi at home!

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Hummus

Hummus

A family favourite!

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Kimchi

Kimchi

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

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Kumara and Date Loaf

Kumara 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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Pickled Vegetables

Pickled Vegetables

Use these pickles straight away if you like them fresh and crunchy or wait until they soften slightly and become stronger in flavour.

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Pumpkin and Chicken Curry

Pumpkin and Chicken Curry

This filling curry is tasty and quick to make

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Rice paper rolls

Rice paper rolls

Use a cominbation of seasonal vegetables and fresh herbs as fillings in these rice paper rolls.

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Savoury Vegetables and Mince

Savoury Vegetables and Mince

This affordable one pot meal takes 30-45 minutes to make and lots of vegetables can be added

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Summer ratatouille with meat balls

Summer ratatouille with meat balls

The flavours in this summer ratatouille combine perfectly with meat balls for a tasty meal.

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Tomato, spinach and sardines on toast

Tomato, spinach and sardines on toast

This combination of tomatoes and spinach with sardines provides a tasty lunch or light meal.

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Vegetable and bean burgers

Vegetable and bean burgers

These yummy vegetarian burgers make an easy and nutritious meal.

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