Recipe: Miso roast squash with warm lentil salad

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Recipe: Miso roast squash with warm lentil salad

This dish is beautiful - easy on the eye and absolutely delicious. 

There are a few ingredients, but don't be put off because it's super simple to pull together. This is a great dinner to share with friends. South East Asian flavours and lots of colour.

Serves 4. Ingredients:

1 Butternut Squash – peeled, cored & cut into half moons

3 Tbsp Olive oil

75g White Miso Paste

60ml Mirin

2 Tbsp Rice vinegar

2 Tbsp Soy sauce

1 Tbsp Honey

4 Spring onions - finely sliced

1 Red chilli (or crushed chilli) - finely sliced

Sesame seeds

For the salad:

1 Tin green lentils

1 Garlic clove - crushed

1 Tsp Fresh ginger grated

20g White Miso Paste

1 Tsp Honey or agave nectar

1 Tbsp Rice vinegar

1 Tbsp Tahini

3 Spring Onions - sliced in an angle

80g Tenderstem -tailed & split

80g Dark green cabbage or kale - stalks removed

30g Pumpkin seeds


Put the oven on to 180 fan. Line a baking tray with greaseproof.

Make up the marinade by combining the miso, olive oil, Mirin, rice vinegar, soy & honey. Place the squash slices on the greaseproof & coat with the marinade. Leave some to top up. Pop the tray in the oven & bake for 15 mins. 

Massage the kale with a little olive oil to soften it & make up the salad dressing by combining the Miso, rice vinegar, tahini, honey & a tablespoon of water. Mix well.

After 15 mins, take the squash out, turn over, top up with marinade & pop back in for a further 15 mins.

Add oil to a pan & warm. Then add the fresh ginger & garlic. Throw in the broccoli & stir fry for 5 mins. Then throw in the lentils, stirring though before adding the onions & kale. Stir fry over a medium heat for the remaining 8-10 mins. Add a spoon of the dressing towards the end and mix through. 

Arrange the warm salad on a plate, place the roast squash on top & sprinkle the seeds, spring onion & chilli flakes over to garnish. Enjoy!