Roasted butternut, green bean and red onion salad

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Roasted butternut, green bean and red onion salad

What’s not to like when it comes to roasted butternut, such a sweet and colourful vegetable that is simply delicious. Combined with fresh green beans and onions making this salad simply a winner. Super versatile and easy to make this salad is naturally gluten free, dairy free and it will be one you keep coming back to.

SERVES: 4-6 as a side or 2-4 as main PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 35-45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 300g green beans
  • 2 medium red onions
  • 8 stalks fresh parsley
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ lemon, zest and juice
  • Fresh ground black pepper – to taste

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Peel (optional) and deseed the butternut and cut into 3cm x 3cm sized piece and place in the roasting tray. Cover in ¼ cup of olive oil and roast until golden for 35-45 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. While the butternut is roasting you can cut the tops off the green beans, wash and place into boiling hot water for 5-8 minutes. Remove once tender and blanch in cold running water or water with ice. Take out once cold and allow them to drip dry.
  4. Peel the red onions and cut in half, slice thinly into half circles then fry off in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until they are translucent and golden.
  5. Loosely chop the parsley leaves and finely chop the stalks, this gives a lovely fresh crunch to the salad.
  6. When the roasted butternut has cooled down place the beans, butternut, onion and parsley in a large bowl and mix together gently.
  7. Now add the lemon zest, ½ lemon juice, pepper and olive oil and combine until everything is mixed through evenly.

Inspiration

  • Roasted butternut complements perfectly alongside many protein dishes try with the Slow roast lamb leg or Easiest gluten free prawn bites
  • You can also replace the red onion with spring onions and serve freshly chopped.
  • Or try adding some fresh rocket or watercress for something different.
  • Try lime rind instead of lemon and a pinch of chilli to spice it up.

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Nut Free  |  Vegetarian

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    By Natalie Hawthorne

    Passionate cook and photographer

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    Photography: Natalie Hawthorne

    Passionate cook and photographer