Kumara is gold sweet potato. For this recipe you could substitute a can of washed and drained chickpeas in place of the dried. If using the dried chickpeas, they do need to be soaked in water overnigh tand then cooked for about an hour
If using the dried chickpeas- they do need to be soaked overnight. Place the chickpeas in a medium sized bowl and cover them with cold water. cover and refrigerate overnight.
Drain the chickpeas and rinse them in fresh water.
Preheat oven to 220°C or 200°C if using a fan-forced oven.
Place chickpeas in a medium saucepan of boilingwater. Return to the boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for approx one hour or until the chickpeas are tender. Drain the chickpeas.
Meanwhile, toss the onion, capsicum strips, kumara cubes, unpeeled garlicand 4 teaspoons of the olive oil in a shallow baking dish. Bake, uncovered for approx 30 minutes, or until the kumara is tender. Cool for 10 minutes.
Remove the two garlic cloves from the veges . Squeeze out the garlic into a large bowl. Discard garlic skins. Whisk in the remaining olive oil, lemon juice and mustard.
Add the cooked chickpeas, roasted vegetables and spinach leaves to the garlic vinaigrette. Lightly mix to combine.