Baked kumara with white beans and olives
Time to make: 1 hr
( Hands-on time: 10 mins )
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
4 kumara (200g each), scrubbed
2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives
2 small tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons chopped raw almonds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice4 cups mixed salad leaves, to serve
1 tablespoon olive oil
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 2g
Dietary fibre 15g
1 Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place kumara on prepared tray and prick with a fork. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a skewer.
2 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine beans, sliced olives, tomatoes, herbs, almonds and sunflower seeds. Season with pepper.
3 Cut a slit down the middle of each kumara. Gently separate sides and use a fork to mash flesh. Spoon ¼ of the filling into each kumara. Return kumara to oven and bake for 5-10 minutes more.
4 Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine tahini, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and 2-3 teaspoons of warm water until smooth. Drizzle kumara with tahini dressing. Serve with mixed salad leaves dressed with remaining lemon juice and the olive oil.
Make it gluten free: Check tahini is gluten free.