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

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, 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, swede and potato gratin

Leek, swede and potato gratin

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

Watch the video on how to make this recipe.

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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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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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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, chicken and pea curry

Pumpkin, chicken and pea curry

This filling curry is tasty and quick to make. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Radish, cucumber, tomato and butter bean salad

Radish, cucumber, tomato and butter bean salad

A quick and easy salad, make double and use half today, and refrigerate the other for lunch tomorrow. Watch the video on how to make...

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Ratatouille with meat balls

Ratatouille with meat balls

The flavours in this summer ratatouille combine perfectly with meat balls for a tasty meal. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Roasted broccoli salad

Roasted broccoli salad

Broccoli is delicious roasted, try cauliflower as well. Watch the video on how to make it.

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Roasted seasonal vegetables with chickpeas and spinach

Roasted seasonal vegetables with chickpeas and spinach

Roasted vegetables are delicious at any time of the year. Watch the video on how to make this recipe.

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Summer tuna salad

Summer tuna salad

This salad is popular at any time of the year and is ideal to take in the lunch box. Watch the video on how to...

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Sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and sour chicken

Try this tasty stir fry, it is quick to make and loaded with flavours and colourful vegetables. Watch the video on how to make...

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Thai chicken salad

Thai chicken salad

A fresh and flavoursome salad! Watch the video on how to make it.

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Tomato salsa

Tomato salsa

Try this delicious and so easy tomato salsa - watch the video to see how to make it.

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Tomatoes, spinach and sardines on toast

Tomatoes, spinach and sardines on toast

Try this tasty combination of tomatoes and spinach with sardines for lunch or a light meal. Watch the video on how to make it.

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