This warm lentil salad with butternut squash and shiitake mushrooms is the most comforting vegetarian main! You can serve it with roasted chicken or salmon, but I love how completely satisfying it is on its own.
If you’ve never eaten a warm lentil salad, you are in for a treat. The lentils become creamy on the inside, but still hold up extremely well to the dressing, roasted squash, and mushrooms. Don’t forget the fresh arugula, which brightens the whole thing up!
I think the shiitakes are the surprise secret ingredient here. Mushrooms and fresh herbs are a total match, and they make this dish feel rustic and homey. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and enjoy this hearty salad all fall long.