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

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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Curried pork lap lap

Curried pork lap lap

A delicious dish with a very different presentation. Watch the video how to make this recipe.

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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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Hummus

Hummus

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

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Kūmara and pumpkin bake with coconut and lemon crusted fish

Kūmara and pumpkin bake with coconut and lemon crusted fish

This dish is a great example of a delicious one dish meal. Watch the video to see how to make this recipe.

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Kūmara and watercress salad

Kūmara and watercress salad

Two traditional Kiwi vegetables combine to make this delicious salad. Watch the video how to make this salad.

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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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Lebanese maghmour (chickpea and eggplant stew)

Lebanese maghmour (chickpea and eggplant stew)

A deliciously tasty stew and so easy to make. 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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Leek and swede gratin

Leek and swede gratin

A delicious alternative to a popular vegetable dish. Watch the video how to make this easy recipe.

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Mac 'n’ cheese with cauliflower sauce

Mac 'n’ cheese with cauliflower sauce

We love the clever idea of using a cauli to make a freezable sauce – try it, you’ll be amazed. Watch the video to see...

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Mapo eggplant with pork

Mapo eggplant with pork

Eggplant is a tasty ingredient in this super dish. Watch the video how to make this recipe.

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Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

A hearty soup, ideal to have on a cool day. 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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Mussel and kūmara stew

Mussel and kūmara stew

Wow, this iconic kiwi dish is awesome.

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Pea and cheese omelette

Pea and cheese omelette

Ideal recipe for the busy person who needs a quick and tasty meal after a busy day at work. Watch this video to see how...

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Pea and tomato quiche

Pea and tomato quiche

Wow, look at this recipe, so different and so tasty. Watch the video on how to make them.

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Poached fish with broccoli and ginger

Poached fish with broccoli and ginger

The flavours of ginger, garlic and chilli add zing to this dish. Watch the video on how to make this dish.

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Potato wedges

Potato wedges

Yummy wedges - delicious as a snack or with a meal! Watch the video on how to make them.

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Pumpkin and mussel fritters

Pumpkin and mussel fritters

Try these fritters with a crisp salad. Watch the video on how to make them.

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