FALL HARVEST SALAD WITH APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE

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This autumn harvest salad is complete of fall flavors; roasted butternut squash, smooth wild rice, pepitas, candy apples, and hearty kale. and end the salad with a seasonal apple cider vinaigrette! a dish this is ideal to make in advance!

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FALL HARVEST SALAD WITH APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE

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FALL HARVEST SALAD WITH APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE

INGREDIENTS:
Salad:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed & cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cups kale, center rib removed, and sliced thin
  • 1 medium apple, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup toasted pepitas (or pecans)
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Apple Cider Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

INSTRUCTIONS:
Salad:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 stages F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Toss the butternut squash with a piece of olive oil, salt and pepper. add to prepared baking sheet. unfold into even layer.
  2. area in oven and prepare dinner for 15 mins or until roasted. dispose of and set aside to chill.
  3. in the meantime, cook the wild rice in step with manufactures commands. once cooked, permit cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the kale, apple, dried cherries, pepitas, cooled butternut squash and wild rice. Toss until calmly combined.

Dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk all substances collectively. Set aside.
  2. If serving right now, toss with the dressing and serve.
  3. If making ready the salad beforehand of time, shop the salad in an airtight box and the dressing in some other field. dress earlier than serving.

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