Kumara, bacon, walnut and orange salad

Serves: 1
Prep: 5 minutes
Cooks In: 5 minutes

Kumara, bacon, walnut and orange salad

I love this combination – salty crispy bacon, sweet kumara, earthy walnuts, and zesty orange.

As well as an easy healthy dinner, this is a great meal to take to work for lunch – you could make a few portions and stretch it over a few days – its so tasty I doubt you would get sick of it! Just keep the dressing in a jar and add it at lunch time to keep everything nice and fresh. I always like to make extra when I roast veges like kumara and pumpkin for salads like this – so easy and tasty.


Print Recipe


  • red kumara 1 medium, cut into 2-3cm chunks (leave the skin on)
  • runny honey 1-2 teaspoons
  • streaky bacon 3-4 rashers, diced
  • rocket leaves 2 good handfuls
  • orange 1, skin removed, sliced
  • walnuts ¼ cup chopped


  • wholegrain mustard 1 teaspoon
  • liquid honey 1 teaspoon
  • lemon juice of ½
  • extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon


Preheat oven to 200degC.

  1. Toss kumara with honey and a good drizzle of olive oil in a roasting tray lined with baking paper. Season with salt and pepper, and roast for 25-30 minutes or until tender and slightly caramelised.

  2.  Heat a drizzle of oil in a fry pan, and fry bacon in a hot pan till crispy.

  3. Mix all dressing ingredients together and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. To serve, toss roast kumara with rocket, orange, crispy bacon and walnuts with dressing and divide between plates.
Nutritional Information Per Serving
60 g
31.4 g
Total Fat
61.8 g
28.1 g