plantbased vegan vegetarian autumn winter

Baked Kumara with Chives and Vegan Cheese Sauce

ready in: family friendly

servings: serves 4-5

by: Ceres Organics

This easy no fuss kumara bake is nutritious and great for anyone on a dairy-free diet as this sauce is cashew based. This goes great as a side or you can have this as your main – just add any toppings such as avocado, salad greens or lentils!


Cheese' sauce

  • 1/2 cup Organic Cashews, soaked overnight
  • 3 tbsp Organic Savoury Yeast Flakes
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 7 tbsp of water
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

Kumara and toppings

  • 7 Orange Kumaras - mid sized
  • Organic Coconut Oil, High Heat Cooking
  • 1 bunch chives, chopped


  1. Turn your oven on to bake at 180C.
  2. Prepare your kumara by cutting in half length-ways and placing it on your baking tray. Drizzle your desired roasting oil with some salt and pepper then place in oven to bake for 40minutes until soft.
  3. In your food processor or blender, combine your cashews, savoury yeast, lemon juice and water and blitz until creamy. If this isn’t a creamy consistency, add water slowly until you get the right consistency. Flavour with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Once your kumara is ready, take this out, drizzle with the sauce and top with freshly chopped chives!


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