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Fall harvest salad in a white bowl with a bottle of pumpkin maple vinaigrette behind it, and spilled pecans, cranberries and pumpkin seeds on the countertop.

Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette

This fall harvest salad is the perfect fall salad that's nourishing and filling. It's got a lot of different textures from nuts and seeds, to crisp apples and soft sweet potatoes. It's light, crisp, refreshing and sweet. This salad makes for a beautiful centerpiece at any gathering and is sure to satisfy. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 310 kcal


  • 4 cups chopped kale or your choice of fresh greens
  • 1 gala apple thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 cup roasted sweet potato
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 small garlic clove grated


  • Start by peeling a sweet potato and chopping it, no bigger than 1 inch chunks. Toss it in a little bit of oil just to coat and season with your choice of seasonings. I like to sprinkle on some coarse black pepper. Roast it in the air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes until nice and crispy.
  • Slice an apple into chunks or thin slices, whichever you prefer.
  • Roughly chop some pecans. 
  • Add some chopped kale into a large serving bowl and assemble all the ingredients.
  • Begin preparing the pumpkin maple vinaigrette by adding all the ingredients in a small dish and whisk together until well combined.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad bowl and set a plate or lid on top. If using a plate, handle with caution and hold the bowl and lid tightly together so you can shake the bowl to evenly coat the salad contents with the dressing.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 71mgPotassium: 532mgFiber: 7gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 12608IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 207mgIron: 2mg
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