16 Tasty and Not Scary Green Vegetable Recipes

Words: Emma Nkunzana

It’s time to get over your childhood fears of all things green and edible. To help you overcome your green phobia and get your five a day, we have rounded up 16 of our tastiest green vegetable recipes.Green Vegetable

Green Vegetable Recipes that we love

Asparagus, Pea & Goats Cheese Tart

An easy to make tart to feed a crowd. This tart is herb encrusted and drizzled with a herby dressing.

Recipe for Asparagus, Pea & Goats Cheese Tart

Veggie & Ricotta Quiche

We’re a little obsessed with flavoured crusts, this one is made with parmesan and olive oil, which are like the backup singers to the veggie and ricotta filling.

Recipe for Veggie & Ricotta Quiche

Chargrilled Asparagus in Lemon Caper & Pistachio Butter

To eat green is to eat seasonally. For a mouthful of spring asparagus is a sure win.

Recipe for Chargrilled Asparagus in Lemon Caper & Pistachio Butter

Chargrilled Asparagus & Avo Salad With Prawns

Asparagus is already a lush veg, we’ve upped the game in this salad with the addition of croissant croutons, prawns and a caramelised onion yoghurt dressing.

Recipe for Chargrilled Asparagus & Avo Salad With Prawns



Brunch Salad

In need of a wow factor side dish, you’ve found it. Added bonus, it takes less than 30 minutes to make, giving you plenty of  chill time

Recipe for Brunch Salad

Baby Asian Salad

The soy, lime and ginger dressing gives this salad an umami punch, perfect pairing for a fish dish.

Recipe for Baby Asian Salad


Green Apple, Parmesan & Date Salad

This crisp, crunchy salad with the date and maple syrup dressing will have you singing!

Recipe for Green Apple, Parmesan & Date Salad

Preserved Purple Fig, Gorgonzola & Candied Walnut Salad

So often we use leaves as the ‘base’ of the salad, in this recipe we let all the flavours of the leaves shine bright topping with a few bear minimums.

Recipe for Preserved Purple Fig, Gorgonzola & Candied Walnut Salad


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green vegetable

Edamame, Avo & Noodle Salad

You need to get your hands on edamame beans to try this recipe, the cherry on top is the ginger, soy and chilli dressing.

Recipe for Edamame, Avo & Noodle Salad

Edamame Beans

Once you pop you can’t stop especially with a drizzle of this ponzu dressing. Since they so healthy you’ll be forgiven for cleaning out the bowl.

Recipe for Edamame Beans

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green vegetable

Broccoli Slaw

Move over cauliflower, this green shrub is just as versatile, carb friendly and healthy

Recipe for Broccoli Slaw

Roasted Broccoli With Sesame Oil

Easy to make and even easier to eat.

Recipe for Roasted Broccoli With Sesame Oil

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green vegetable

Crunchy Summer Salad

Make use of the edible plants in your backyard with this salad. It’s a bouquet of goodness.

Recipe for Crunchy Summer Salad

Abalimi Bezekhaya Salad

Challenge yourself by making a salad harvested from your veggie patch as done here. It’ll really flex those creative muscles

Recipe for Abalimi Bezekhaya Salad

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green vegetable


This salad is so easy to put together and is full of healthy goodness from green vegetables, seeds and extra virgin olive oil.

Recipe for Mint, Lemon Salad


A fresh green vegetable salad with a sunflower seed dressing, perfect for any braai, lunch or festive season.

Recipe for Vegan Asparagus, Broccolli Salad

Looking for more healthy inspiration? Check out these healthy eating recipes.

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