Today is New Years Day and a film day! So I made something that needed very little time spent in the kitchen, a simple and quick recipe to prepare even though it does take a while for the vegetables to roast.
Black Bean and Roasted Vegetable Salad GF SCD
1 small/medium butternut squash
extra virgin olive oil
4 sage leaves
2 sprigs of rosemary
freshly ground black pepper
250g cooked black beans
30-50g walnut pieces
1-2 tsps lemon juice
drizzle of walnut oil
100g salad leaves
Set the oven to 200°C. Prepare the roasted vegetables. Peel the butternut squash and chop into cubes.
Tip all the vegetables into a roasting dish. Sprinkle on some freshly ground black pepper and sea salt. Chop the sage.
Lay the rosemary on top of the vegetables and sprinkle the sage all over. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil all over then give it all a mix.
Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour. Keep giving the vegetables a stir from time to time. Meanwhile roast the chopped walnuts in a dry frying pan on a medium heat for a minute or two until starting to brown.
When the vegetables are roasted. Rinse the beans and heat gently for a minute or two in some fresh water until warmed through. Drain and tip into a bowl. Add the lemon juice and drizzle over a little walnut oil. I just gave half a lemon a couple of little squeezes. There's no need to measure exactly, just add little by little. Don't pour over too much of walnut oil though because the roasted vegetables will be quite oily. Season with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt.
Assemble the salad on the plate. Lay the lettuce leaves on first. Tip some of the roasted vegetables on top. Spoon on the beans and lastly sprinkle the roasted walnuts on top. This recipe serves 4.
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