Baked Kumara

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If you’re looking for a delicious dinner recipe with hidden nutrition, you have to try this Baked Kumara with Chickpeas, and Lisa’s Vintage Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Whipped Dip!

Serves Prep Time 30 Minutes Cook Time 45 Minutes

Ingredients

4 medium orange or golden kumara

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 can chickpeas, well drained

1 tub Lisa’s Vintage Cheddar, Caramelised Onion & Thyme Whipped Dip

½ cup shredded baby spinach leaves

¼ cup sliced chargrilled capsicum

1 small sliced red onion

2-3 sprigs fresh thyme leaves

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, scrub the kumara and dry well.
  2. Rub the kumara with the oil, smoked paprika and salt and place on a lined oven tray. Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on size, until tender when pierced with a knife. Allow to cool slightly then cut in half lengthwise and arrange the cut side up on the tray. Scoop out a small hollow along the centre of each kumara half and reserve the flesh.
  3. Combine the chickpeas, reserved kumara flesh, half the dip and shredded spinach leaves then spoon into the kumara halves. Top with extra dip and scatter with chopped capsicum, sliced red onion and fresh thyme sprigs.
  4. Bake in the oven for a further 10-15 minutes until the filling is hot and golden on top.
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