Nothing Says Fall More Than This Sumac-Spiced Roasted Delicata With Tahini Lemon Drizzle

Plate of squash with greens
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
4 servings

When there’s a dish that incorporates all of our favourite things — squash, tahini and sumac — we know it’s a good one. Delicata squash is a fall delicacy — it’s only available in the autumn months, so take advantage now! You don’t have to peel it (woohoo!), and since it’s on the smaller side, it cooks fairly quickly, unlike other heartier squashes. It’s sweet and earthy and so perfectly takes on the natural lemony flavour of sumac. Once roasted, grab some kale and tahini drizzle — and for pops of juicy, fruity flavour, some craisins or pomegranate seeds. This dish is the epitome of fall flavours we love.

Related: 20 Kale Salads We Can’t Get Enough Of

Like Tamara and Sarah’s sumac-spiced delicata? Try their slow cooker beef Bolognese or their no-bake chocolate oat bars.



delicata squash, halved, de-seeded and sliced into ¼-inch thick semi circles
red onion, sliced into strips
Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
tsp sumac
tsp sea salt, divided
Pinch of pepper
cup tahini
cup cold water
Tbsp lemon juice
small garlic clove, minced
cups chopped kale
cup toasted walnuts
cup craisins or pomegranate seeds
Few Tbsp freshly chopped parsley


delicata squash ingredients on a cutting board
Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prep the squash and onion, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 2

Drizzle olive oil on top and season with sumac, ¼ tsp salt and pepper. Toss around. Then roast in the oven for 20 minutes.

seasoned delicata squash on a baking sheet
Step 3

Meanwhile, prep the tahini sauce in a bowl. Mix together tahini, cold water, lemon juice, garlic and ¼ tsp salt.

Step 4

On a long platter or in a big bowl, place the chopped kale. Add a pinch of salt and a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Begin massaging the kale (basically, just squeezing the kale in your hands) to help make it more digestible and easier to eat.

massaging kale in a bowl
Step 5

Layer the roasted squash and onion on top. Scatter the toasted walnuts, craisins and parsley on top, then drizzle the tahini sauce.

delicata squash sumac tahini kale salad on a plate

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