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Fall Harvest Kale Salad With Orange Vinaigrette

5.20.18

Kale salads are seriously my FAV! When Rob and I go out to dinner, the first thing I look for on the menu is a kale salad. If they don’t have one then we leave. haha, kidding…but I really love kale salads and luckily most of restaurants where we live have them on their menu. I don’t just order them when I go out to eat because I’m “trying to be good.” I really enjoy eating them. My favorite combo usually includes kale with some type of grain, goat cheese or feta, fruit, and nuts for a little crunch! 

Photo by: Molly Krebs (@spicesinmydna)

This salad is full of SO many fall flavors from the crunchy honey crisp apples, the roasted butternut squash, and crunchy pecans. It makes a great dish to bring to your Thanksgiving party, prep for lunch during the busy work week, or have for dinner with some chicken at home. I actually think this salad tastes better the day after you make it because all the flavors combine while it’s sitting in the fridge! I am SO excited for apple and squash season so I can make this salad again =)

Fall Harvest Kale Salad With Orange Vinaigrette

Prep time
10 min
Cook time
25 min
Total time
35 min

Ingredients

  • 4 cups kale de-stemmed
  • 1 cup shaved Brussels
  • ¼ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup roasted cubed butternut squash
  • 1 Honey crisp apple thinly sliced
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • ½ cup pecan halves

Orange vinaigrette:

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
 

Direction

  1. Place orange juice, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar into a small bowl and whisk. 
  2. Massage kale and shaved Brussels with vinaigrette and refrigerate for 5-10 mins.
  3. Combine the kale, apples, roasted squash, goat cheese, pecans, pomegranate seeds, and cooked quinoa. 

Roasted butternut squash:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees fareinheit.
  2. Toss squash with coconut oil and sea salt then arrange on baking sheet.
  3. Cook 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown. 
xx Becks

This fall harvest kale salad makes for a great holiday dish or can be served with chicken for a weeknight meal!

Author:
Dish type: Side
Serves: 2
xx Becks