Mexican chilli, sweetcorn & kumara salad
Prep 25 mins | Cook 30 mins | Serves 4
600g small kumara (orange sweet potato), peeled and cut lengthways into thick wedges
4 jalapeno chillies, halved lengthways and deseeded
Olive oil cooking spray
3 cobs sweetcorn, husks and silks removed
200g mixed small tomatoes, thickly sliced
400g can black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped + extra leaves to serve
½ small red onion, finely sliced
¼ cup lime juice
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 ripe avocado
Reduced fat sour cream, lime wedges & warmed soft tortillas, to serve
Step 1 Place kumara and jalapeno chillies onto a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Spray liberally with oil. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Remove and set aside to cool slightly.
Step 2 Meanwhile, heat a greased char-grill or large frying pan over medium- high heat. Add corn cobs and cook, turning occasionally, for 8-10 minutes until corn is charred. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Step 3 Place tomatoes, black beans, coriander, onion, 2 tbs lime juice and oil into a large bowl. Slice corn kernels from the cobs and add to salad. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine.
Step 4 Arrange kumara and chillies onto a serving platter. Top with corn salad. Peel and dice avocado then drizzle with remaining 1 tbs lime juice. Sprinkle avocado and extra coriander leaves over salad. Serve with sour cream, lime wedges and warmed soft tortillas.
Good for you ... Sweet Potato - Kumara
Like other orange coloured vegetables, kumara is rich in a range of carotenoids, including beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A (needed to for normal vision and the structure of our skin).
A good source of vitamin C, which is needed for the normal functioning of the immune system.
A good source of vitamin E, which helps protect cells from damaging free radicals
A source of dietary fibre which is needed for the normal functioning of the intestine.