Baked Kumera Stuffed with Farro


baked sweet potato recipe

Comfort food at its best! Kumera produces sweet and sticky juices when its baked for a period of time, making it the perfect dressing to balance the roasted nutty farro grain.


Salsa Verde sauce:


  1. Place the whole kumera (not cut) on a baking tray and brush with a little olive oil, and cover with aluminium foil. Bake in a moderate oven at 180 degrees for 1.5hrs, check if they are cooked through by poking them with a fork, if they are still firm place them back in the oven for further 30mins without the foil on until the skin starts to wrinkle.
  2. To make the Salsa Verde add all ingredients to a food processor and blitz to combine, season depending on your taste. Set the salsa Verde aside to serve at room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, place the farro in a pot with 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 40mins. Once the grains are tender (they have a firmer texture compared to rice) and have absorbed the liquid, place them in a bowl with the chopped herbs leaving some to garnish.
  4. Take the kumera out of the oven once they are cooked and place on a serving dish. Add the leftover sweet sticky juices left on the baking tray to the bowl of farro mix; this creates the dressing for the filling.
    Slice down the middle of the kumera only half way through (be careful not to cut all the way through to the bottom). Using a fork, squash open the opening and fill with the farro mix. Garnish with crumbled feta, a good drizzle of the salsa verde and the leftover herbs.


Recipe and photos by Bonnie Coumbe. See her website here and Instagram here.


Ingredients for Baked Kumera Stuffed with Farro

Kumera Imperfect Pick Value Range (Each = min 1kg)

$2.99 ea

Sweet Potatoes Kumera (min 1kg pack)

$1.49 ea

Chefs Choice - Roasted Farro (500g)

$7.49 ea

Villa Rossi - Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1l)

$16.99 ea

Rosto - Extra Oomph Olive Oil (750mL)

$15.99 ea

Colavita - Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1L)

$19.49 ea

Parsley Continental (bunch)

$3.49 ea

Parsley Continental Organic (bunch)

$4.49 ea

Dill (bunch)

$3.49 ea

Fetta - Danish (220g) Harris Farm

$2.59 ea

Feta Greek (400g) Dodoni

$10.99 ea

Mint (bunch)

$2.99 ea

Fetta Marinated (350g) South Cape

$7.99 ea

Fish4Ever - Anchovy - In Olive Oil (95g)

$10.49 ea

Alpi Anchovies Plain 80g

$3.69 ea

Sandhurst Baby Capers 110g

$1.19 ea

Sandhurst - Capers In Vinegar (110g)

$2.49 ea

Sacla - Capers - with Wine Vinegar (200g)

$5.29 ea

Zuccato - Capers In Vinegar (106g)

$1.45 ea

Garlic (head)

$2.38 ea

Garlic (250g)

$4.49 ea