Coriander & tamari pesto with chargrilled greens. Photo / Babiche Martens

Eat Your Greens: Recipes To Survive The Silly Season

Counter festive overindulgence with these recipes packed with plenty of green vegetables

Coriander & Tamari Pesto With Chargrilled Greens
Get a double dose of greenery. This recipe features handfuls of fragrant coriander whizzed into an exotic pesto that's tossed through broccoli, snap peas, Asian greens and asparagus. Enjoy as a feel-good side dish or with a side of brown rice.

Green Slaw
A great crunchy green slaw is hard to beat. Perfect it now and it will carry you through the summer months. Scrummy for lunch at work, it will also help to feed a crowd at a barbecue or weekend lunch. If you feel inspired, add extra vegetables, herbs or chilli to spice it up.

Coriander & tamari pesto with chargrilled greens. Photo / Babiche Martens

Quinoa & Broccoli Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing
Even the most unenthusiastic vege eaters won’t be able to resist this superfood salad when its drizzled with blue cheese dressing. If you need a little extra convincing, crumble more blue cheese over the top. 

Petite Kitchen's Massaged Kale Salad With Ricotta & Garlic
This salad packs a flavour kick and has a fantastic hint of garlic and chilli. Raw vegetables are topped with beautifully fresh ricotta and sprinkled with toasted pecans. It's beautiful on its own or served with grilled meat or fish.

Rosti With Lentils, Spinach & Yoghurt
If you’re looking for a way to up your leafy green intake, this is the meal for you. A hot, golden rosti proves to be the perfect base to host a delicious combination of wilted spinach, lentils and tomatoes.

Hemsley + Hemsley's green goddess noodle salad. Photo / Supplied

Hemsley + Hemsley's Green Goddess Noodle Salad
You’ll have no problem hitting your 5+ a day target with this vegan-friendly salad with broccoli, cabbage, fennel, cucumber, fresh greens, herbs and avocado. Toss with citrusy dressing and dig in.

Petite Kitchen's Frittata With Kale
This frittata ticks all the boxes. As well as being gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian, it also happily packs in plenty of kale and fresh herbs. Serve with a big green salad for an extra vege kick.

Green smoothie bowl. Photo / Babiche Martens

Green Smoothie Bowl
A smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start your day with hearty helping of greenery. The combination of kiwifruit, kale, banana and coconut yoghurt is both nourishing and delicious.

Sticky Garlic Tofu Stir-Fry With Asian Greens & Brown Rice
Toss whatever greens you have on hand into this tasty vegetarian stir-fry. The addition of tofu and brown rice will have you feeling extra wholesome.

Fresh Bean & Spinach Salad
With just a handful of ingredients you can create a fresh, tasty salad from scratch. Green beans and spinach are delicious tossed through butter, black and cannellini beans.

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