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Warm Spelt Salad with Roasted Fennel and Butternut Squash

Warm Spelt Salad with Roasted Fennel and Butternut Squash

Serves pea 4 Clock icon 45 minutes
This wholesome autumnal salad is rich in colour and comforting in flavour. Somerset-grown spelt grain from Sharpham Park is the star of the show and works beautifully with the caramelised roasted vegetables.

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Here's how you do it

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.
  2. Put a pan of salted water on to boil with a tablespoon of stock powder.
  3. Cut the butternut squash in half widthways, then cut each half lengthways into 1cm wide strips.
  4. Trim the top of the fennel and remove the root end, then slice lengthways.
  5. Cut the onion in half, without removing the skin, then cut each half into 4 wedges.
  6. Put the fennel, squash and onion into a roasting tin. Add olive oil, salt and chilli flakes, shake around, then roast for 30 minutes.
  7. Pour the spelt grain into the pan of boiling water and cook on a medium heat for 30 minutes, it will still have bite when cooked.
  8. Drain the spelt and dress with the mustard, oil and vinegar. Adding salt and pepper to taste.
  9. When the veg is cooked and caramelised, take out of the oven. Remove the skins from the onions and and break the petals apart.
  10. Combine the roasted vegetables with the spelt, taste and season, then serve.


  • 250g spelt grain
  • 1 organic butternut squash
  • 1 organic fennel
  • 1 organic red onion

What you'll need

  • 100ml olive oil
  • 50 ml sherry vinegar
  • 1tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1tsp chilli flakes
  • Salt and pepper

Suitable for

  • Vegetarians
  • Vegans
  • Dairy Free