Harvest Salad with Apple's and Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette » Kay's Clean Eats

Harvest Salad with Apple’s and Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette

If you don’t love salad, your sure to love it after you try this one! It is bursting with flavor and a excellent dish to bring to a party or put luck! It’s vegan and also refined sugar free.

I brought this salad to a vegan pot luck, it was a huge hit! Salad doesn’t have to boring! It really is the perfect salad for any occasion. If you aren’t cutting out dairy from your diet add some FETA crumbles, live a little!

Harvest Salad with Apple's and Sweet Balsamic

Crowd Pleaser! SO good your going to want seconds!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 6
Author: Kay Carrera

Ingredients

Toasted ‘candy’ pecans

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup raw pecan pieces
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar

Salad

  • 7-8 cups salad greens
  • 1 large apple, cored & thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • hemp seeds optional

Sweet herbed balsamic vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • 1. In a small pan heat coconut oil & add in pecans and coconut sugar. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes stirring often until pecans are toasted and fragrant. Set aside.
    2. Arrange all salad ingredients in a salad bowl & add in toasted pecans.
    3. In a jar, whisk all vinaigrette ingredients together and pour in salad 🥗 toss and enjoy!!!! 

Notes

Add hemp seeds for extra protein! Also if you are not vegan add in some feta cheese! Most of all be ready to get hooked!!! It is so tasty!!

 

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