Eunice Power - Outside Catering Company, Waterford, Ireland.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Beetroot Butternut Squash and barley salad with balsamic vinaigrette

This is a delicious, colourful and healthy salad, perfect for the end of summer and making the most of Autumn colour.

Butternut squash - peeled, large chunks and roasted
250g pearl barley - cook until al dente
300g of  cooked peeled beetroot
small red onion finely chopped
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp small capers rinsed
good handful basil chopped

For the dressing: Put all ingredients in a small jar and and shake - remember to but the lid on!

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
5 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 garlic
clove finely chopped

Mix all salad ingredients together with the dressing and serve! This salad will last for a few days in the fridge.