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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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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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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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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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. Watch the video on how...

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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. Watch the video on how...

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Falafel

Falafel

Try these served with pita bread, lettuce, hummus, tahini or tabbouleh salad. Watch the video on how to make them.

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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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Hummus

Hummus

A family favourite! Watch the video on how to make it.

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Kūmara, tomato and chickpea soup

Kūmara, tomato and chickpea soup

This soup is delicious and so satisfying. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Leek and lemon risotto

Leek and lemon risotto

Leek and lemon combine beautifully in this easy to make risotto. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Minted pea soup

Minted pea soup

This soup is so delicious - it can be served hot or chilled. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Moroccan roast pumpkin soup

Moroccan roast pumpkin soup

The Moroccan spices add to this pumpkin soup's flavour. Watch the video on how to make it.

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