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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Barbecued lamb and tomatoes

Barbecued lamb and tomatoes

Barbecued lamb served with vine-ripened tomatoes for Christmas dinner - a modern take on a traditional meal.

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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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Beetroot, carrot and apple salad

Beetroot, carrot and apple salad

Try serving this salad with barbecue chicken and corn, or in a lettuce leaf.

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Black bean dip

Black bean dip

A tasty dip with black beans, garlic and orange.

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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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Bok choy and mussel soup

Bok choy and mussel soup

This soup is a great way to eat mussels!

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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 oaty bites

Carrot oaty bites

A great snack - tasty and healthy!

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Carrot, chicken and corn soup

Carrot, chicken and corn soup

This soup is delicious and easy to make - watch the video.

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Cauliflower and tuna macaroni cheese

Cauliflower and tuna macaroni cheese

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

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Cauliflower tabbouleh salad

Cauliflower tabbouleh salad

This is such an easy way to enjoy cauliflower - slice the cauliflower very finely if you don't have a food processor.

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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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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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Corn fritters

Corn fritters

Children, young and old, will enjoy these easy-to-make fritters - serve them as a light meal or snack.

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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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Crispy lettuce cups

Crispy lettuce cups

Fill crisp iceberg lettuce with this seasonal vegetable and mince filling for a nutritious alternative to sandwiches or a wrap.

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Cucumber and yoghurt dip

Cucumber and yoghurt dip

There are plenty of ways to enjoy this versatile dip which is also known as tsatziki. Try it with falafels, pita crisp, crudites, or lamb...

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Custard and fruit

Custard and fruit

Fruit served with custard is an easy-to-prepare favourite for all ages. Try with cooked rhubarb and apple, or fresh fruit.

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Falafel

Falafel

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

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Fruity celebration cake

Fruity celebration cake

What better way to celebrate than with this healthy 'cake'.

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Green bean salad

Green bean salad

Fresh green beans are delicious served this way.

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