Autumn Harvest Salad with Creamy Pumpkin Dressing is the very essence of the fall season. This salad contains the delicious autumn flavors that we crave all year long. The Creamy Pumpkin Dressing really makes this salad come to life! The dressing is smooth and creamy and has a magical hint of autumn in every bite.
If you are as excited as I am for the fall season, then you need to make this salad! Thanksgiving is only a few months away and this salad would be perfect to be served along with your other amazing dishes.
With love from my kitchen to yours,
Autumn Harvest Salad with Creamy Pumpkin Dressing
4 cups of spinach leaves
3 cups of green leaf lettuce
1/2 cup of red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup of dried cranberries
1 cup of pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup of feta cheese
1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
3 cups of roasted butternut squash (recipe below)
creamy pumpkin dressing (recipe below)
- Toss the spinach and green leaf lettuce together in a large bowl. Layer the roasted butternut squash, cranberries, pecans, feta cheese, red onions, and cilantro. Serve with creamy pumpkin dressing on the side.
Roasted Butternut Squash:
3 cups of butternut squash (about 1 to 1 1/2 lbs.)
1/2 tbsp. of olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. of kosher salt
1/2 tsp. rosemary
1/2 tsp. of ground sage
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- In a bowl, toss cubed squash in olive oil until well coated. Add the remaining spices and toss to coat.
- Spread the squash out on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from oven and cool completely.
Creamy Pumpkin Dressing:
1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
1/2 cup of sour cream
2 tbsp. of olive oil
3 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp. of honey
2 tbsp. of maple syrup
1/2 tsp. of salt
1/4 tsp. of nutmeg
1/4 tsp. of sage
- Add all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until smooth and creamy.
Here are a few other recipes you should try.
Spinach Apple Salad with Maple Syrup Vinaigrette