Lentil & Roasted Vegetable Salad with Green Goddess Dressing


Goddess dressing typically gets its umami-ness from anchovies, but we use miso in this super green salad recipe to keep it vegetarian. Substitute 2 chopped anchovies for the miso if you like. Or add baked tofu, poached salmon or grilled chicken for a boost of protein.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 4 cups broccoli florets (about 8 ounces)

  • 2 cups trimmed and halved green beans (about 6 ounces)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • ¾ cup French green lentils (see Tip)

  • ½ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, tarragon and chives

  • cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white miso

  • 1 small clove garlic, quartered

  • 8 cups torn escarole or green leaf lettuce

  • 2 cups thinly sliced kale


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Toss broccoli and green beans with oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, bring water and lentils to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, about 25 minutes. Rinse and drain well.

  4. Combine herbs, mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice, miso, garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

  5. Gently toss escarole (or lettuce) and kale with the roasted vegetables and lentils in a large bowl. Serve with the dressing.


To make ahead: Refrigerate cooked lentils (Step 3) and dressing (Step 4) separately for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before tossing with greens.

Tips: We like French green lentils instead of brown when we want lentils that hold their shape (instead of breaking down) when cooked. Look for them in natural-foods stores and some supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
18g Fat
28g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g 25%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 5927IU 119%
Vitamin C 99mg 110%
Folate 230mcg 58%
Sodium 559mg 24%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 4mg 24%
Magnesium 57mg 14%
Potassium 765mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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