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 availability, 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. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Bean sprout and cabbage fritter

Bean sprout and cabbage fritter

This recipe is based on a popular Japanese dish - there are lots of ways to enjoy these fritters - try them with dipping sauce,...

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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. Watch the video on how to make it. A...

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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. Watch the video on how to make it.

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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. Watch the video on how to make...

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Bok choy and mussel soup

Bok choy and mussel soup

This soup is a great way to eat mussels! Watch the video on how to make it.

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Broccoli and chicken stir fry

Broccoli and chicken stir fry

Broccoli is available all year round and is the vegetable ingredient in this yummy stir fry. Instructions how to poach chicken are included at the...

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Butter(less) chicken

Butter(less) chicken

A healthier version of a popular Indian dish. Watch the video on how to make this recipe.

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Caramelised onion soup

Caramelised onion soup

This soup is worth the wait while the onions are caramelising – it’s delicious. Watch the video to see how to make this recipe.

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Carrot and cumin dip

Carrot and cumin dip

Roasted carrots with cumin provide a fantastic flavour in this dip. Watch the video on how to make it.

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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 on how to make it.

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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. Watch the video on how to make it.

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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. Watch the video...

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Celery and apple salad

Celery and apple salad

Easy to make, this salad goes well with a baked kūmara or serve it mixed with pasta and tuna. Watch the video on how to...

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Chana masala (chickpea curry)

Chana masala (chickpea curry)

Try this delicious curry - so quick and easy to make. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Chicken noodle soup with silverbeet

Chicken noodle soup with silverbeet

A popular soup with a twist, with adding silverbeet. Instructions how to poach chicken are included at the end of the recipe. Watch the video...

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Chicken pasta salad

Chicken pasta salad

Salads served in a bowl are so trendy. Instructions how to poach chicken are included at the end of the recipe. Watch the video how...

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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! Watch the video on how to make it.

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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. Watch the video on how to make...

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Courgette pasta carbonara

Courgette pasta carbonara

This vegetable pasta carbonara makes a quick and satisfying meal. Watch the video on how to make it.

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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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Curried parsnip and carrot soup

Curried parsnip and carrot soup

Carrot and parsnip combo is a popular mash and sometimes called marble. Capture the flavours of these fine vegetables in this delicious soup. Watch the...

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Fennel and apple slaw

Fennel and apple slaw

Try this great combo of ingredients with grilled meat or chicken. Watch the video how to make this recipe.

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Green bean salad

Green bean salad

Fresh green beans are delicious served this way. Watch the video on how to make it.

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