Our new delicious one-pot vegetable recipes make it easier to get your five-a-day

January 6, 2022

We've developed six delicious one-pot vegetable recipes to make it easier for all the family to get their five-a-day after our research found that 62% of people would eat more veg if they knew how to make it more interesting.

Our survey also found that while more than a third of people want to eat more healthily at the start of the year, 73 per cent aren’t eating the recommended five-a-day and 67% say healthy eating is a challenge.

The data highlights a number of reasons that people find it difficult to get their five-a-day. Some lack confidence around cooking from scratch, 33% felt that veg can be too expensive, and 19% said that veg-based meals are boring. The research also revealed that 48% of people throw away uneaten veg away.

The six 'Plant Pot' recipes were created by our nutritionists and development chefs to combat the difficulties in making healthier meal choices and help prevent food waste. They each contain up to five of your five-a-day per meal and start from as little as 80p per portion.

All the recipes are designed to be made in one pot, so that even beginner chefs and the most time-stretched of parents can enjoy them, while their versatility ensures whatever is left in the fridge can be added.

Our nutrition manager Beth Fowler said: “We’re passionate about making healthy and sustainable choices easy for our customers, including eating a more plant-rich diet. We’re on a mission to get families across the country eating more vegetables, to hit their five-a-day.

"With only a quarter of adults hitting their daily recommendation, we’re keen to show just how affordable, easy and tasty it can be to eat healthily."

Asda innovation chef Andrew Johnston said: “It is important for us to create meal options that, as well as being tasty and nutritious, are also affordable for our customers. Our new Vegetable Tray Bake with Roast Garlic dressing is just 80p per portion, can be made in under an hour and includes four out of the recommended five-a-day.

“We want to show our customers how easy it can be to incorporate vegetables they may not usually pick up on their weekly shop, as well as items that can sometimes go to waste. Our new Roasted Vegetable & Chickpea Inspired Tagine includes some of these products – aubergines and butternut squash.”

Our ‘Plant Pot’ recipe collection is available now at https://groceries.asda.com/recipes/collections/curated/plant-pot-recipes and via cards in stores from 13th January.

Vegetable Kitchari-Style Lentils

This warming traditional Indian recipe is cooked with lentils, rice and spiced vegetables, making for an amazingly flavourful comfort meal. It takes just over an hour to pull together and is naturally gluten free.

See the ingredients and method here

  • Estimated five-a-day: 2/5
  • Costs £6.95 to serve four people (or £4.34 if you’ve got a good spice selection already!) - which is only £1.74 per portion!Cooking Time: +/- 55 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 – 20 minutes

Black Bean & Red Pepper Shakshuka

Whipped up from scratch in three-quarters of an hour, this Mexican-inspired one-pot dish is loaded with vegetables and spices. Hearty and filling, this naturally vegetarian shakshuka couldn’t be easier to make. The perfect weekend brunch dish, served with fresh crusty bread.

  • See the ingredients and method here
  • Estimated five-a-day: 4/5
  • Costs £8.29 to serve four people (or £6.23 if you’ve got a good spice selection already!) - which is only £2.07 per portion!
  • Cooking Time: +/-30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 – 15 minutes

Vegetable Tray Bake and Roast Garlic Dressing

Chop, pop in the tray, bake and enjoy - it couldn’t be any easier! Whipped up in a flash, this simple mid-week meal is perfect for feeding the family. And, topped with a mouth-watering homemade roast garlic dressing, who knew veggies could be so tasty?

See the ingredients and method here

  • Estimated five-a-day: 4/5
  • Costs £3.20 to serve four people - which is only 80p per portion!
  • Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cuban-Inspired Sweet Potato Picadillo with Crispy Chickpeas

Ready to eat in just an hour and bringing you four of your recommended five-a-day in just one meal, this plant-based picadillo bowl is the perfect combo of sweet and savoury. The traditional one-pot Cuban dish can be whipped up in less than an hour and makes for a wholesome weeknight meal.

See the ingredients and method here

  • Estimated five-a-day: 4/5
  • Costs £6.54 to serve four people (or £3.98 if you’ve got a good spice selection already!) - which is only £1.64 per portion!
  • Cooking Time: 30 – 40 Minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 – 30 minutes

Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea-Inspired Tagine

This plant-based Moroccan-style stew is packed with hearty veg and spices; enough to reach your five-a-day recommendation in just one meal. The nutritious one-pot dish takes just 20 minutes to prep and an hour to cook.

See the ingredients and method here

  • Estimated five-a-day: 5/5
  • Costs £8.73 to serve four people (or £6.12 if you’ve got a good spice selection already!) - which is only £2.18 per portion!
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cajun-Inspired Vegetable Gumbo

The Cajun-Inspired Vegetable Gumbo takes less than an hour to prep and cook, packed with enough veg to reach your recommended daily allowance. It's packed with hearty veggies, vibrant Cajun spices and plenty of fresh chilies to pack a punch; a perfect sharing meal for friends and family.

See the ingredients and method here

  • Estimated five-a-day: 5/5
  • Costs £6.21 to serve four people (or £4.87 if you’ve got a good spice selection already!) - which is only £1.55 per portion
  • Cooking Time: +/-30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes

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