Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are great used as a topping for a green tossed salad. One way of getting another vegetable into your diet!! I like to use the orange coloured ones for these but I have also used the golden and the ordinary purple skinned ones if I haven't been able to find them. This recipe comes from my youngest daughter who added these to our salads when were visiting. I just had to keep making them on our return home and have posted it here so I don't forget what to do!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -2 large kumara (your choice of colour)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. Peel the kumara and then using your potato peeler peel into ribbons.
  2. Toss them in the olive oil, salt & pepper.
  3. Spread out on a shallow baking tray.
  4. Bake in a hot oven about 10 mins until golden and crispy. Toss every few minutes to cook evenly. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.
  5. Top off a green tossed salad with these and other goodies such as grated parmesan cheese, strips of red pepper, roasted cashews & chopped spring onions. Use your favourite dressing or just toss through a little olive oil & balsamic vinegar. Makes a simple salad look more impressive. :).
Most Helpful

Sorry haven't rated yet, just had to do this so I would find this easily again, can't wait to try it. Will definiately rate soon. Thanks

5 5

Great easy way of preparing kumara so that kids will eat them! Didn't have enough kumara to make enough kumara a feature of todays meal but this was perfect for finishing off the lonely little one in the back of the fridge that was at risk of not being otherwise eaten.

5 5

These made a tasty and healthy topping for our turkey burgers today. I cooked as directed then tossed them with a little barbecue sauce. Yummy! Thanks Jen T!