Five Tasty And Easy Weekday Meal Ideas

Guest Post: also for more information on all that these veg deliver and to discover more inspirational recipes visit: Discover Great Veg.

Five Tasty And Easy Weekday Meal Ideas For Vegetarian Week. Hello friends. so how are you today? Happy Thursday. Discover Great Veg has also shared five tasty and easy weekday meal ideas for Vegetarian Week (16th-22nd May).

Each recipe is ready in 30 minutes or less, delicious and contains kale, cavolo nero or spinach – so benefit from the nutrients in the veg that are important for a healthy balanced diet. Cavolo Nero & Pesto Pasta, Cavolo Nero, Noodle and Miso Stir Fry, Vegetable Chilli with Spicy Cavolo Nero Crisps, Kale & Squash Curry and Gnocchi with Cavolo Nero & Hazelnut Pesto.

Ready in 30 minutes or less, these recipes are perfect for busy weekday evenings. Each contains kale, cavolo nero or spinach, so benefit from the nutrients in the veg that are important for a healthy balanced diet. Kale and cavolo nero are both high in vitamins K, A and C, lutein, calcium and folic acid as well as manganese, copper and iron. They are also rich in lutein, an antioxidant that can help to keep the eyes healthy.

Five Tasty And Easy Weekday Meal Ideas For Vegetarian Week:

  • Firstly, Cavolo Nero & Pesto Pasta.
  • Secondly, Gnocchi with Cavolo Nero & Hazelnut Pesto.
  • Thirdly, Cavolo Nero, Noodle and Miso Stir Fry.
  • Fourthly, Kale & Squash Curry.
  • Last But Not Least, Vegetable Chilli with Spicy Cavolo Nero Crisps.
Five Tasty And Easy Weekday Meal Ideas For Vegetarian Week

Five Tasty And Easy Weekday Meal Ideas For Vegetarian Week:

Ready in 15 minutes and using just five ingredients, the Cavolo Nero & Pesto Pasta is simple, speedy and tasty and benefits from all the nutrients found in a handful of the veg. Try the Cavolo Nero, Noodle and Miso Stir Fry for a fast and flavourful meal for four and enjoy the Vegetable Chilli with Spicy Cavolo Nero Crisps as a meat-free alternative to the popular favourite. The Kale & Squash Curry makes a great alternative to a takeaway and the Gnocchi with Cavolo Nero & Hazelnut Pesto is perfect for when you want something a bit special, but still takes just 20 minutes to make.

Five Tasty And Easy Weekday Meal Ideas For Vegetarian Week

Firstly, Cavolo Nero & Pesto Pasta:

Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 300g pasta shapes
  • 300g cavolo nero, shredded
  • 4 tbsp pesto sauce*
  • 100g Sun dried tomatoes
  • 50g Vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese, grated (for a vegan option: use a vegan hard cheese)

Method:

  1. Firstly, cook the pasta in boiling water according to instructions.
  2. Drain and return to the pan. Meanwhile, steam the cavolo nero for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the pesto sauce, tomatoes, and half the Parmesan into the pasta and finally stir in the cavolo nero.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle over the remaining Parmesan to serve. So tasty.
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Secondly, Gnocchi with Cavolo Nero & Hazelnut Pesto:

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 60g hazelnuts
  • 200g pack shredded cavolo nero
  • 50g vegetarian hard cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 150g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 400g pack gnocchi

Method:

  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.
  2. Place the hazelnuts in a small roasting tin and roast for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, blanch the cavolo nero in boiling water for 3 minutes, drain well reserving 150ml cooking water.
  4. Place 100g of the cooked cavolo nero in a food processor with the reserved cooking water, hazelnuts, cheese, garlic and 3 tbsp oil and blitz until smooth, season.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and fry the mushrooms and tomatoes for 2-3 minutes then stir in the remaining cavolo nero.
  6. Cook the gnocchi in boiling water for 3 minutes until they begin to float, drain and return to the pan, add the mushroom mixture and pesto and stir to combine.
  7. Serve with extra grated cheese on top. So good.
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Thirdly, Cavolo Nero, Noodle and Miso Stir Fry:

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 200g broccoli florets
  • 75g cashew nuts
  • 200g pack sliced cavolo nero
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • One tbsp honey (for a vegan option: swap honey with maple syrup)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Japanese rice vinegar
  • 200g thick rice noodles

Method:

  1. Firstly, heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the carrot, broccoli, cashews and cavolo nero for 5 minutes.
  2. Blend the miso paste with the honey, soy, vinegar and 2 tbsp water and add to the pan, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the noodles in boiling water for 5 minutes, drain and divide between 4 bowls, top with the miso stir fry and serve. So good.
Five Tasty And Easy Weekday Meal Ideas For Vegetarian Week

Five Tasty And Easy Weekday Meal Ideas For Vegetarian Week: Fourthly, Kale & Squash Curry:

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 650g butternut squash, diced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 420g jar Tikka Masala cooking sauce
  • 1/2 x 500g pack kale
  • To serve, toasted flaked almonds

Method:

  1. Firstly, heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion and squash for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cooking sauce. Rinse the jar with 200ml water and add to the pan. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the kale and cook for a further 5 minutes until the squash is tender.
  3. Serve scattered with toasted flaked almonds with cooked basmati rice. So good.
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Last But Not Least, Vegetable Chilli with Spicy Cavolo Nero Crisps:

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 250g bag cavolo nero
  • 2 tbsp chilli oil
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 400g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Cooked rice to serve

Method:

  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.
  2. Place 100g cavolo nero in a large bowl, removing any thick stalks, toss in 1 tbsp oil and season. Spread out onto a large baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes until crispy but not too browned.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion and pepper for 4-5 minutes. Add the chilli powder and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato puree and stock cube. Add 150ml water and bring to the boil. Simmer, covered for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the remaining cavolo nero and cook for a further 5 minutes, covered then season.
  5. Top with the cavolo nero crisps and serve with cooked rice. So tasty.

Five Tasty And Easy Weekday Meal Ideas For Vegetarian Week:

 So what do you think about these recipes? Do you also fancy trying any? Because I know I do.

Guest Post: also for more information on all that these veg deliver and to discover more inspirational recipes visit: Discover Great Veg.

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