SMOKY ROASTED PUMPKIN TOPPED TORTILLAS 1

In need of some culinary inspiration for autumn entertaining?  Here’s the solution – Manomasa, an exciting and versatile brand of premium tortillas with spirit, has devised a delicious smoky roasted pumpkin topped tortilla recipe that not only looks impressive but tastes delicious and is simple to make

Roast with sweet potato, fennel seeds hot smoky paprika and garlic for a tasty tortilla topper finished with a tiny spoonful of cooling Greek yogurt and tangy onion, tomato and avocado salsa. Great food to share and gossip with friends with a cool beer or glass of chilled white wine.

Preparation: 30 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

350 g (12oz) peeled, deseeded pumpkin or butternut squash, (weighed after preparation), cut into 2.5 cm ( 1inch) cubes

300g (2oz) or 1 large sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2.5 cm (1 inch) cubes

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons fennel seeds, roughly crushed

½ teaspoon smoked hot paprika

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve

½ red onion, finely chopped

1 large tomato, finely chopped

2 tablespoons fresh finely chopped coriander

1 small avocado, halved, stoned, diced

1 lime, grated rind and juice

200 g (7oz) 0% fat Greek yogurt

160 g pack of Manomasa Tomatillo Tortilla Chips

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 200oC/180oC fan assisted/Gas Mark 6. Add the pumpkin or butternut squash and sweet potato to a roasting tin. Drizzle over the oil then sprinkle with the fennel, paprika, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Gently toss the vegetables with the spice mixture then roast for 30 minutes, turning once until softened and browned.
  • While the vegetables roast, mix the onion, tomato, coriander, avocado, lime rind and juice together to make the salsa then spoon into a bowl. Spoon the yogurt into a separate bowl. Separate the tortillas and arrange on a large platter.
  • Mash the roasted vegetables, still in the roasting tin with a handheld masher. Spoon the hot pumpkin mix over the tortillas, top with a small spoonful of yogurt then a spoonful of the salsa and serve immediately while the roasted veg are still hot.

Cook’s Tip

Smoked paprika has the most wonderful flavour and can be bought as mild paprika or hot with the same kind of heat as chilli powder, if you don’t have any in the cupboard then use the same amount of chilli powder instead.

The use of Manomasa’s adventurous flavours including Chipotle and LimeWhite Cheddar & the brand new Tomatillo Salsa are ideal for making quick and easy canapés, and are destined to show off the host’s culinary skills this summer.  Manomasa is available from Ocado (RRP: £1.99 per 160g pack).