Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing (Video)

This Harvest Salad has all the ingredients you’ll want in a Winter kale salad recipe! Packed with chopped kale, roasted squash, pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans and topped with a super easy & delicious Maple Balsamic Dressing for the absolute perfect holiday salad all Fall and Winter Long!

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My fabulous blogging girlfriends are here with me today bringing you healthy sides for your Thanksgiving feast. I am in love with this month’s round up because I mean… check out these recipes! Gorgeous, delicious, and good-for-you! I call it a WIN. Your family and friends will thank you, too!

Maple Balsamic Dressing

You guys, I’ve been putting this dressing on EVERYTHING. It is my favorite dressing that everybody loves and it is SO easy to make. You need to make it immediately. 

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How do you soften kale for a salad?

To prepare kale for a salad, massage the kale with oil and lemon for 1-3 minutes.

Can I use anything aside from kale?

Yes, use any leafy green that you love! 

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Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing


Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice kabocha squash and toss with olive oil and spread across a lined baking sheet.
  3. Roast squash for 30-40 minutes until fork tender. Remove and set aside.
  4. In a blender combine all dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.
  5. Place pecans on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 5-7 minutes, tossing halfway through, watch to avoid burning.
  6. Massage kale with olive oil for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Assemble salad: kale, squash, pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans. Top with dressing and serve.

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Cauliflower Stuffing from The Healthy Maven

This healthy, low-carb cauliflower rice stuffing will convince your Thanksgiving guests to jump on board the cauliflower rice train, while secretly getting them to eat more veggies! Plus it’s ready in under 20 minutes.

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Almonds from Eating Bird Food

Add some green to your holiday table with this flavorful recipe for tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley.

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Running to the Kitchen

This simple cranberry sauce is made with just 5 ingredients. Make it in the slow cooker and save the stove-top space for all the other Thanksgiving sides.

Vegan Scalloped Sweet Potatoes from Food Faith Fitness

These easy scalloped sweet potatoes are SO creamy and flavorful, you’ll have a hard time believing they’re secretly healthy and paleo and vegan friendly!

Balsamic Sea Salt Brussels Sprouts from Fit Foodie Finds

Make these delicious Balsamic Sea Salt Roasted Brussels Sprouts this holiday season for the most delicious vegan and paleo side that everyone will gobble up! 

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February 6, 2018

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11 responses to “Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing (Video)”

  1. YES! I want to pour that dressing on my face this whole thing sounds SO good. I think I may even skip the turkey for this deliciousness. Pinned!

  2. The second I saw this salad I started drooling….it has all of my favorite things! And that dressing <333 I'm just going to make this for lunch all for myself so I don't have to share it during Thanksgiving, hehe

  3. Brittany says:

    This salad sounds incredible. All my favorites in one bowl! I love your plaid napkin/hand towel too.

  4. TL says:

    Wondering if I can use acorn squash instead?

  5. Amanda says:

    I just made this dressing and it’s my new favorite! Mine came out a bit darker than your picture but I just measured to taste and maybe my balsamic is darker – who knows. Amazing nonetheless!

  6. mangafox says:

    The second I saw this salad I started drooling….it has all of my favorite things! And that dressing <333 I'm just going to make this for lunch all for myself so I don't have to share it during Thanksgiving, hehe

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  7. tank trouble says:

    Your recipe is great. I like this idea because my family loves it.

    5.0 rating

  8. Gina says:

    Can olive oil be used in place of avocado oil in the dressing?

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