A Vegan favourite packed full of nutrients!
How good are kūmara? We have been eating so many of these recently as not only are they in season, they are also incredibly versatile. For this recipe I combined kūmara, mushrooms and avocado to create this tasty meal which is easy, full of nutrients and ready in 30 minutes!
• Kūmara contain dietary fibre to help aid healthy digestion and vitamin A, which is vital for healthy new cells.
• Mushrooms contain riboflavin, vitamin B6, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium
• Avocado contain vitamins C & E and potassium
This is one of our go-to meals as by combining these three superfoods you are gaining a plethora of amazing health benefits, all in the one meal.
Let's get started!
You will need these ingredients below along with salt, pepper, oil, garlic powder for the mushrooms depending on your preference and chilli flakes if you like your guac to have a kick!
Slice your kūmara into slices approx. 1.5 cm thick. You can use either red or orange kūmara depending on your preference.
Drizzle these with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and pop them on 220 degrees for 20-25mins or until cooked through.
Prepare your mushrooms and thyme. I recommend using approx. 4 x large mushrooms per person.
While kūmara is in the oven, chop the mushrooms into thick slices. (You can use wither larger flat or button mushrooms for the filling).
Thinly slice the thyme and in a pan fry off the mushrooms with salt, pepper, drizzle of oil and thyme until cooked through. For extra flavour you can also add chopped garlic or garlic powder.
Once these are ready, set aside and slice your avocado.
Mash in a bowl with salt, pepper, chilli flakes and chopped basil. Keep the mash rough and not too soft.
When everything is ready stack the kūmara with layers of mushrooms, top with a heaped spoon of avo and finish with basil leaves.
This stack makes the perfect nutritious lunch or when served with a salad for a larger dinner.
Serving suggestion - Each serving should have 2 slices of kūmara each for lunch and three for dinner as part of a larger meal. Recipe created in collaboration with 5+ A Day so for more delicious recipes, make sure to check them out.
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