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SALAD RECIPE: Roasted leek, miso harissa, comice pear, turnip and squash salad

Serves 2 (or one hungry person!)

SALAD RECIPE: Roasted leek, miso harissa, comice pear, turnip and squash salad

This salad recipe is a simple vegetable dish full of fresh flavour and a lovely little kick - the perfect light autumnal dish that reminds you of summer.

My wife and I shared this for our dinner and matched it with steamed rice and baked wild sea bass. It was absolutely delicious and an excellent reminder that autumnal seasonal dishes don’t always need to be heavy.


  • 1 large leek (cut in half lengthways and in half widthways)

  • Miso harissa

  • 1 turnip

  • 1 comice pear

  • ¼ butternut squash

  • ½ lemon juice

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Coriander to taste

  • 2 tbsp natural yoghurt

  • (extra miso harissa to taste)


  • Frying pan

  • Mixing bowl

  • Chopping Board

  • Knife


Set the oven to 180 degrees.

In a frying pan put the leeks in cut side down with olive oil (1 tbsp) to cook on medium/high heat to achieve a good dark colour.

Turn leeks over and spread the miso harissa over the coloured leeks. Cook for a further 3-4 mins.

Place in the oven or put on an oven proof tray and cook for 10 minutes, until leeks are fully soft.


Peel and slice the turnips into thin disks.

Peel and slice the squash into thin strips or grate.

Cut the pear into small wedges.

Add vegetables into a mixing bowl with lemon juice and olive oil.

To dress

Lay the leeks on a plate, spoon yoghurt over and around leeks, layer the vegetable salad over adding extra miso harissa if desired.

Pair with

Fish / Meat / Rice / Lentils / Tofu / Chickpeas / Spinach / Kale

Let me know how you get on with this salad recipe

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