Autumn Harvest Salad with My Signature Honey Dijon Vinaigrette (SCD / GAPS /Paleo)

Salad - Autumn Harvest

 

The leaves have all turned vibrant reds, oranges, and golds, and many are already on the ground. We are well into autumn and winter is fast approaching.

Green salads at this time of year might feel a little out of place – unless they are piled high with fall colours and flavours.

Sweet ambrosia apples, toasted pumpkin seeds, and chewy, tangy dried cranberries all compliment each other perfectly in this autumn harvest salad.

Dressed in a homemade vinaigrette of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and a splash of maple syrup – this salad is a perfect accompaniment for any harvest meal.

 

Salad - Autumn Harvest Ingredients

 

Autumn Harvest Salad

 

Prep time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 mains, or 4-6 sides

 

Salad Ingredients

 

6 cups washed greens
1 ambrosia apple, diced
1 avocado, cubed
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
1/2 cup dried, lightly sweetened cranberries
1/4 cup toasted, lightly salted pumpkin seeds

 

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

 

1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon unpasteurized local honey 
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

 

Instructions

 

1. Wash all produce; place lettuce into a large salad bowl.

2. Chop apple, avocado, and onion if using, and set aside.

3. Measure cranberries and pumpkin seeds, and also set aside for serving.

4. Add all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette to a mason jar, put on the lid, and shake to combine.

5. Just before serving, pour about half of the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

6. Add the apples, avocado, onion if using, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries to the dressed lettuce.

7. Pour the remaining dressing over the top and serve.

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