Autumn Harvest Chopped Salad

This Autumn Harvest Chopped Salad has all the flavors of fall and is perfect for your next holiday gathering! You and your guests will absolutely LOVE the maple bourbon dressing!!

Are you guys ready?!?!! 

For the big day?

T minus 6 days 'til Thanksgiving. 

The funny thing for food bloggers is that by the time the actual holiday rolls around, I'm often "Thanksgiving-ed out." I've already brined and cooked a turkey. Made all the side dishes (twice). Made videos. Eaten pie... for breakfast. Transformed leftovers. And eaten more leftovers. But I do it for you!! So that you'll be ready. And have so many delicious options to choose from! And luckily, I have a lot of family around, so I get out of cooking the whole big meal on the real day and can just bring an appetizer or dessert

If you need a pop of color at your table next week, this salad would be perfect. 

autumn chopped salad bob's redmill

This salad is...

  • Vegan-friendly.  (ie. basically vegan, except for the honey roasted pecans. You could use plain pecans or make a maple version instead to keep it totally vegan). 
  • Colorful. 
  • Packed with protein, thanks to Bob's Red Mill quinoa.
  • Full of healthy fat, thanks to avocado oil and avocado.
  • DELISH.
  • Veggie-packed. Helllllllllllllo crispy butternut squash, brussels, + spring greens. 

autumn chopped salad close up

I like chopping the butternut squash into tiny cubes, so that when it roasts, the pieces get nice and crispy!

autumn harvest chopped salad from above

Optional add-ins:

honey goat cheese, pomegranate arils (so colorful!), or diced apples.

autumn chopped salad on plate

Question:

Which dish(es) are you making for the big day?

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Autumn Harvest Chopped Salad

Description

Autumn Harvest Chopped Salad with Maple Bourbon Dressing

Ingredients

1 cup
diced butternut squash
1⁄2 tablespoon
avocado oil
  pinch
garlic powder & cayenne
8 cups
spring greens (coarsely chopped)
1⁄2 cup
Cooked Quinoa
1⁄2 cup
coarsely chopped honey roasted pecans (or sub plain pecans to keep vegan)
1  
Avocado (pitted and diced)
1 cup
chopped brussels sprouts (raw --- approximately 4 brussels sprouts)
1⁄4 cup
diced red onion (optional)
1⁄3 cup
maple bourbon dressing* (recipe below)

Notes

*other optional add-ins include: honey goat cheese, pomegranate arils, and/or diced apples.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir cubed butternut squash, 1/2 tbsp avocado oil and cayenne + garlic powder to evenly coat. 
  3. Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet. 
  4. Bake for 15 minutes (checking at 10 and 12 min). Butternut cubes should get crispy and lightly browned, but not burned. 
  5. In a large salad bowl, combine all salad ingredients. 
  6. Pour dressing when ready to serve.
  7. Toss with salad tongs to thoroughly combine. 
  8. Enjoy!

Yields 8 Servings

Maple Bourbon Vinaigrette

Description

Maple Bourbon Dressing for Autumn Harvest Chopped Salad

Ingredients

1⁄4 cup
avocado oil
1 tablespoon
Dark Amber Maple Syrup
1 tablespoon
Bourbon (optional, but recommended)
1⁄2 tablespoon
Apple Cider Vinegar
1⁄4 teaspoon
Sea Salt
1⁄4 teaspoon
Dry Mustard
1⁄4 teaspoon
crushed pink peppercorn (or sub regular black pepper)
   
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 tablespoon
unsweetened cashewmilk

Instructions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a mason jar. Cover with lid. 
  2. Shake until thoroughly combined. 
  3. Serve over Autumn Harvest Chopped Salad (recipe above).

Yields 8 Servings