Grilled Kumara with Lemon Dressing

900g kumara rubies, halved

1 T olive oil

½ tsp salt


½ cup Greek style yoghurt

1 lemon, zested + 1 T lemon juice

¼ tsp salt


4 T pesto

1 T extra virgin olive oil

½ small lemon, juiced

½ tsp Sumac

¼ cup roasted or smoked almonds, chopped

parsley leaves, to garnish


Preheat the BBQ or a grill pan.

On a flat oven tray, toss the halved rubies in the olive oil and salt. On the BBQ or a grill pan, grill the kumara halves until charred. Pop the BBQ lid down to cook through, or if you are using a grill pan finish them off in a 200 °C oven for 10 minutes, or until tender.


Mix all ingredients together.

To Serve

Spread some of the yoghurt dressing on a serving plate. Place the grilled kumara on top, and drizzle over the pesto, extra virgin olive oil, extra dressing, and a little extra lemon juice. Sprinkle over the chopped nuts, parsley, sumac and serve.