Roast Squash, Fennel & Puy Lentils with Miso Tahini Dressing

Maybe not the most spring like for the start of May but its no doubt delicious. Super simple, a bed of earthy Puy lentils, sweet roasted squash and fennel and the most amazing miso tahini dressing. Which makes EVERYTHING taste good.

This is a perfect store cupboard dish, just wholesome lentils, add some roast veg (see swaps below) and a dressing made from things you will hopefully have in your cupboard.

I think its important to add some crunch so do top with some toasted seeds or dukkah.


Lentils – you can use mung beans, chickpeas or butter beans

Squash & fennel – sweet potato, carrots, parsnips, aubergine or peppers – they would all be delicious.

I’m also in the process of creating some beautiful green spring like dishes so watch this space.

I really hope you love this tasty salad, let me know if you make it id love to hear what you think.

Much love, Niki xxx

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  2-4 servings
  15 minutes preparation time
  1 hr cook time


  • 1 squash peeled and cubed 
  • 1 fennel sliced 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Black pepper
For the lentils;
  • 250g puy/green or brown lentils 
  • 800ml veg stock
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tsp brown rice miso 
  • 2 tbsp tahini 
  • 1.5 tsp maple syrup
  • Juice 1/2 lemon 
  • 3 tbsp water 
  • 1 tsp soy sauce or tamari
  • Pinch sea salt 
To top;
  • 5 tbsp sunflower seeds toasted
  • Sprinkle seseme seeds
  • Chilli flakes
  • Fresh herbs; dill, coriander


To roast the vegetables; 
  1. Pre heat your oven to 180c 
  2. Place the veg on a couple of baking trays and coat in olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 50 -60 minutes until soft in the middle and caramelised on the outside. Keep your eye on them as they will cook at varying times. 
To make the lentils; 
  1. Next in the lentils and stock to a large pan
  2. Bring to the boil then cook on a low heat for 40 minutes until tender.
  3. Season with black pepper & salt.
To make the dressing;
  1. Add all the ingredients to a jam jar and mix to combine.
To serve;
  1. Layer the lentils with the roast veg, drizzle the dressing and toss to combine.
  2. Sprinkle on the toasted seeds, herbs and chilli.

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  1. Jacqui on September 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you Niki a stunning recipe, we just made it for friends and everyone loved it. We will definitely be having this regularly from now on!

    • Niki on September 26, 2021 at 5:25 pm

      Fantastic! So happy to hear xxx

  2. Louise on July 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Another delicious recipe, Niki. We are now mainly only cooking from ‘Rebel Recipes’ or your blog! Thanks.

    • Niki on July 7, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Hi Louise
      Aww thats amazing! so happy to hear!
      much love, Nikixxx

  3. Lucy J on May 8, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Delicious, thank you. I made a weird substituted dukka for the top with walnuts, pumpkin seeds and black sesame but tasted great. We’ve made 2 recipes off your site so far, but they’ve already become staples, and my husband is a meat eater! Definitely getting your book, thanks x

    • Niki on May 10, 2020 at 9:11 am

      Hi Lucy
      Sounds fantastic!
      And really hope you love my cookbook 🙂
      Much love, Niki xxx

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