Total time45 minutes
Roasting brings out the vege sweetness, while the rice bran oil adds a golden hue. The dressing also works on seafood.
- 2 golden kumara, diced
- ¼ crown pumpkin, peeled and diced
- 1 red onion, cut into wedges
- 1 red capsicum, diced
- ¼ cup rice bran oil
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp liquid honey
- ¼ cup toasted cashews, roughly chopped
- 1 red chilli, finely sliced
- Fresh coriander
- Limes, cut into quarters
- ¼ cup coconut cream
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 3 tbsp lime juice
1 Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Toss the kumara, pumpkin, red onion and capsicum in the oil, salt and honey.
2 Arrange in a single layer on a tray lined with baking paper and roast for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
3 Arrange on a serving platter or individual plates, and drizzle over dressing. Sprinkle with the nuts, chilli slices and coriander. Serve with limes for squeezing.
4 For the dressing, combine the ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author