Monday, 8 November 2010

Salad and soda bread bliss

I fancied making salad with fresh chunky bread tonight but it was, as usual, after 8 when I started cooking so I didn't have time to make normal bread if we were going to eat before midnight. Fortunately, soda bread only takes 5 minutes to throw together and 40 minutes to cook. Looking around the kitchen, I noticed a butternut squash which, cunningly, also takes only moments to prepare and 40 minutes to roast. With those two things in the oven, I set about chopping up some other delicious things which were to hand ...

I had to take a picture of the salad in progress because it looked so pretty.

Delectable Butternut Squash salad
1 grated carrot
Small bunch of coriander
1 avocado
1/2 finely chopped fresh red chilli
1 spring onion
1 gem lettuce
1/2 butternut squash, roasted in a little oil in bitesize chunks (leave skin on and it will be sweet and chewy. You won't regret it!)

Dress with:
A slurp of sesame oil
A good splash of lime juice
A generous sprinkling of coarse sea salt.

No messing about scrummy yummy soda bread
1 1/4 cups soya milk
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp sunflower oil
3 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking owder
1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 200c. Mix the wet ingredients in a measuring jug and set aside while you mix the dry ones. Add wet to dry, turn dough into a loaf tin (I use silicon so I don't even need to grease it). Bake for 40 minutes.

... slathered in dairy free Vitalite. Gobble gobble gobble.


  1. Salad and soda bread sounds so good right now!

  2. Butternut squash & bread - perfect.