Fall Harvest Salad with Turmeric Dressing
Fall Harvest Salad with Turmeric Dressing- fall’s best produce served with a creamy superfood turmeric dressing. Perfect for the holidays or as a healthy side with dinner!
Can you guys believe it’s the week of Thanksgiving already?
I’ve been so busy trying to get settled that it snuck right up on me. We don’t have plans to go home this year because it’s a little too soon but I will definitely be making us a meal at home. So far the menu includes my Mushroom Lentil Loaf, Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Casserole, Simple Green Beans and this colorful fall harvest salad.
Because leftovers, duh.
This salad features some of fall’s best produce: roasted delicata squash, crisp sweet apple, and tart pomegranate arils on a bed of massaged kale.
Then for the dressing, we’re going the superfood route with hemp seeds and turmeric. I’ve been obsessed with MegaFood’s Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder for months now and have been using it every morning in my daily smoothie. I love that it’s made with farm fresh organic turmeric grown on the shores of Kauai (swoon) and that it’s specifically formulated with nutrients that compliment turmeric, such as black pepper and tart cherry extract, to offer optimum health benefits.*
I figured why not throw it in a dressing too?
Because the flavor of the powder is pretty subtle, I added a little more ground turmeric with ginger and a pinch of cayenne. Between the creaminess from the hemp seeds and the flavor of the Dijon mustard, shallot, maple syrup and lemon juice; it’s almost good enough to drink. But we’ll save that part for the smoothies. ;)
Fall Harvest Salad with Turmeric Dressing
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 25
Total Time: 40
For the Salad
- 1 medium delicata squash
- 2 bunches kale, stems removed and chopped
- juice of 1 lemon
- splash of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 apples, cored and diced
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 small shallot, diced (about 3 tablespoons)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- 1 scoop Mega Food Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- salt to taste
- pinch of cayenne (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400°F then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Chop off the stem of the squash, slice in half then use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and flesh. Cut each side into 1/2-inch pieces then arrange on the baking sheet. Lightly spray or coat each piece with high heat oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake for 12 minutes on each side, until tender and light golden brown.
Meanwhile, prepare the salad by placing the kale in a large bowl. Pour in the olive oil, juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of salt. Massage it into the kale for about 1 minute. Top with diced apple and pomegranate arils then set aside.
Prepare the dressing by combining all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Add more water as needed to thin. Transfer to a small container and set aside.
Once the squash is done, place it in the bowl with the kale and toss to combine. Top with turmeric dressing, serve immediately and enjoy!
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I love adding delicata squash to my salads this time of year. This one looks so good!
Your Thanksgiving menu sounds wonderful – so loving that butternut squash sweet potato casserole and this salad with Turmeric Dressing! I love using fresh turmeric but now I’ve gotta check for that daily turmeric powder!
This is a great salad incorporating turmeric, which my family is trying to have more of. Will share with my Mum. Hopefully salads sit well with my meat-eating Dad!
Moving around this time of year would definitely make Thanksgiving an afterthought…at least you have a delicious meal planned! This salad looks amazing and I love the sound of that turmeric dressing, and that’s so great that it has a big nutrition boost. I hope you and Brandon have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Sarah!
Hi, looks great and id like to make for thanksgiving! If I’m not going to use the Turmeric Nutrient Boost powder, how much turmeric do you recommend I add?
Hi Jessica! I would substitute 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric then taste test to see if you prefer more from there. I hope you enjoy it! :)
Hi Sarah, Thanks! So 1/4 tsp turmeric in addition to the turmeric that is already in the recipe? I like turmeric :)
Yes! So that would be 1/2 teaspoon altogether. You might want more than that but I would taste test it first to see what you think! :)
This looks awesome! I am excited that you have turmeric in the dressing. I’ve been looking for more recipes that have turmeric.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blesssings
Such a delicous, healthy looking salad! Such great ingredients. Love the photos, too! I love homemade dressings, too.
Thank you, Eva! :)
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