Recipes for veggie patch kids

Published on 09 January 2019

One of the greatest things kids can learn is a love of food and how to cook something they can be proud of. You’ll quickly find that kids love helping to prepare meals, as it gives them a sense of confidence and autonomy. Ask what they’d like to make and watch them light up as they bring the various components together. Here are some easy serving suggestions to get them started.

Cherry tomatoes

Cherry tomato and herb puff pastry tarts

Roast halved cherry tomatoes in the oven until charred and soft. Scatter them over rectangles of puff pastry, along with crumbled feta and rosemary. Brush the pastry edges with egg wash. Bake for 10-12 minutes until pastry is puffed and golden.

Strawberries

Summer fruit salad

Combine cut strawberries, mango, kiwi fruit, pineapple, blueberries and whole grapes in a bowl. Squeeze over the juice of half a lime and drizzle over a little honey. Stir to combine the flavours. Serve.

Corn

Smoky, cheesy corn cobs

Combine parmesan, sweet paprika and salt into softened butter. Rub the mixture over the corn and place over the barbecue until bright yellow, charred and tender.

Pumpkin

Roast pumpkin and feta penne

Roast cut pumpkin and halved roma tomatoes on a tray, drizzled with olive oil, for an hour or until tender. Transfer the pumpkin, tomato and crumbled feta into a blender and blitz. Combine the pumpkin sauce with cooked penne. Top with parmesan to serve.

Sweet peas

Minty pea dip

Place peas, finely chopped onion, garlic and mint in a blender and pulse until chunky. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice. Drizzle with olive oil to serve. Serve with tortilla chips.