Weeknight Meal Inspiration
10 Recipes

Pesto Princess © Cape Malay Curry

Hello #LoyalRoyals

I’m trying my best to shake up my go-to weeknight meals and it’s hard!

When time is a luxury, it’s easy to fall into a rut, saying ‘next week, we’ll eat more veggies… next week it won’t be such a rush.’

So, to help me (and I hope you too), I’ve listed 10 recipes (and stuck this list to my fridge) as a little inspiration.

With love
HRH Kathleen

1. Cape Malay Veggie Curry & Cauli Rice

Tight on time but want to be able to serve a wholesome, preservative-free meal? Then you simply have to try our Pesto Princess fresh cooking sauces. Here is our veggie curry recipe (using our Cape Malay Curry Sauce).

2. Warm Brassica & Butter Bean Salad

This salad goes with literally everything. Try it alongside a roast chicken or sub ingredients in and out depending on what you have to hand. Here’s the winning recipe

Pesto Princess © Warm Brassica and Butter Bean Salad

3. Easy Chicken Enchiladas

In this recipe for Easy Chicken Enchiladas, we use our bulk, family-size 1.2kg sachet of Pesto Princess Fresh Tomato Soup (you can keep it stashed in the freezer) and we promise you, it works a treat (and cuts any preparation time). Keen to stay plant-based? Skip the chicken and add stir-fried veggies and black beans. Recipe here.

Pesto Princess © Easy Enchiladas

4. One Pot Vegetarian Lasagne

There’s something ridiculously comforting about a homemade lasagne. And this one needs one pot and minimal fuss. Try it this week!

Pesto Princess © Instant Pot Lasagne

5. Roast Cauliflower Curry

Roast your veggies for about 20 minutes before adding to our Pesto Princess Butter Chicken Curry Sauce. If you’re in more of a hurry, flash fry whatever veggies you have on hand! We’re not lying, it’s that easy to feed a small family, a crowd or a friend who has just dropped in for dinner. Here’s the recipe.

Pesto Princess © Cauliflower Curry

6. Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

Roast all the ingredients in a sheet pan, boil some pasta and you’re minutes away from a delicious dinner. Love pasta? This one is for you.

Pesto Princess © Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

7. Nourishing Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowls are quite possibly the easiest (and healthiest) dishes to throw together for a totally satisfying mid-week dinner. Stock up on any fresh, seasonal veg; always have a tub of Pesto Princess Hummus on hand and spend just a minute or two slicing and dicing and you’re almost there. They’re also a dream way to use up any leftovers. Here’s our recipe.

Pesto Princess © Buddha Bowl

8. Homemade Fish Fingers with Pesto

These fish fingers are a big hit with kids (and grown-ups) and, if you can resist eating them all, they make for a superb lunch the following day. Here’s the step-by-step.

Pesto Princess © Fish Fingers

9. Loaded Moroccan Veggie Wrap

This recipe is more of a reminder that wraps are the answer to most ‘what’s for dinner?’ problems. Wrap up any roast veggies, add some Pesto Princess Harissa Paste for a spicy kick and depth of flavour. Here’s how we made this Moroccan veggie wrap (but honestly, you can make any wrap you choose and it’ll still be delicious).

Pesto Princess © Loaded Moroccan Veggie Wrap

10. Plant-powered Bowls

If you’re looking for ways to pack more fresh vegetables into your meals, then you’re going to love these Plant-Powered Bowls.

We made them using the left-over Mexican beans which starred in our recipe for Quick Two-Bean Chilli (Chilli con Carne without the Carne) – knowing that if you do one big cook-up, you’ll earn yourself a night off 😉 Here’s the recipe.

Pesto Princess © Plant Powered Bowls

Photography, Recipes and Styling by Michelle Parkin.


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