Fall Harvest Salad

Fall Harvest Salad

This salad is full of savory and sweet fall flavors, which keeps things interesting and seasonal!

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Fall harvest salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups salad greens
  • 1 cup acorn squash roasted and diced
  • 1 medium red onion sliced and carmelized
  • 2 small ripe pears diced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup microgreens
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey optional, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut an acorn squash in half. Brush with olive oil. Roast at 400 for 30 minutes, or until tender but firm. Set aside to cool before dicing.
  2. While squash is cooking, saute red onion in a cast iron skillet on med-high heat with a little olive oil for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until carmelized. Set aside to cool.
  3. While squash and onions are cooking, add salad greens to serving bowl or platter.  Add ingredients in rows, from right to left, starting with microgreens, cranberries, squash, feta cheese, carmelized onions, and pears (add just before serving to prevent browning).

  4. In an 8-oz. mason jar with a lid, add olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey (if using), salt and pepper. Shake well to mix just before serving. Pour dressing over layered salad. Toss and serve.

Recipe Notes

Leftover roasted squash makes this salad come together even quicker.  Feel free to add rotisserie chicken for a complete, light meal on a warm, fall evening.

 

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