Fall Harvest Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

by Kaitlynn Fenley

This delicious autumn-inspired fall harvest salad with butternut squash, pecans, pomegranate, and maple dijon dressing comes together in just 30 minutes! It’s the perfect salad recipe for fall gatherings and parties. I love to make this salad as a healthy side dish option for Thanksgiving!

Fall Harvest Salad Recipe Perfect for Parties

Are you looking for a ridiculously easy salad recipe to prep for a party, potluck, or gathering? Well, this is the recipe for you! For parties, I like to prep the salad in a big bowl with a lid, then prep the dressing in a bottle. That way everyone can add their own amount of dressing! Even the homemade maple dijon dressing recipe is simple! Here’s what you will need to make the salad and the dressing:

  • Spinach
  • Roasted Butternut Squash (you can sub roasted sweet potato)
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Pecans
  • Corn
  • Maple Syrup
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cultured Guru Sauerkraut
  • Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt

Simple and Healthy Maple Dijon Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing

Making your own salad dressing at home is the BEST and it’s way easier than it seems. I like to add all the ingredients to the little dressing bottle I bought and shake it up. You can also blend all the ingredients in a blender for a more emulsified mixture. Feel free to sub out the dressing ingredients too! For instance, you can use whatever type of oil you have. I like to use olive oil, but avocado oil works great too.

Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dish

My family is not vegan, so arriving to Thanksgiving parties without bringing a dish isn’t really an option. If I don’t bring anything, I don’t have much to eat. I like to bring this salad recipe I created because it’s not hard to make at all, and takes almost no time to prep. The holidays are stressful enough, so I like to bring the easiest, yet healthiest thing I can make.

This salad is also full of fall flavor, so it’s “on brand” for a thanksgiving meal. The pecans, pomegranate and maple dressing give off some serious autumn flavor vibes.

What to Pair With This Fall Harvest Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

Here are two other super easy fall recipes you can pair with this salad for a full meal:

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Fall Harvest Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

This delicious autumn-inspired fall harvest salad with butternut squash, pecans, pomegranate, and maple dijon dressing comes together in just 30 minutes! It’s the perfect salad recipe for fall gatherings and parties. I love to make this salad as a healthy side dish option for Thanksgiving!

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Salad Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Spinach
  • 2 Cups Butternut Squash, Cubed and Roasted
  • 1/4 Cup Pecans
  • 1/4 Cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Corn, Fresh
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion, Chopped

Dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sauerkraut with brine
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Peel, cube, and roast the butternut squash at 450° F for 20 minutes.
  2. Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  3. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until emulsified. 
  4. Serve and add the desired amount of dressing! 

Keywords: Salad, Fall, Squash, Maple, Dijon

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