Fall Salad

Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean I’m taking salads out of my diet.  In fact, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that salads are almost a daily occurrence.  What can I say?  I love my greens! 🙂  What does change are the toppings I add to my salad.

This fall inspired salad is great eaten as a single serving (like I’ve shown here) or prepared as a side dish to share.  Like all my salad recipes, I do not list quantities – as those may vary depending on your taste preference and the number of people you wish to feed.

Fall Salad

Ingredients

  • Butter Lettuce
  • Delicata Squash
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Honey Crisp Apple (or any variety)
  • Avocado
  • Blanched Almonds (or slivered)

Step 1

Detach butter lettuce leaves, rinse and then pat dry.  Shred or chop lettuce and add to plate.

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Step 2

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Wash delicata squash and then slice into rings.  (You may remove the seeds, but I typically don’t.)  Place delicata rings on lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle with salt, garlic powder and pepper.  Bake at 375 degrees (bottom rack of oven) for 20-30 minutes (depending on squash thickness).  Allow to cool, then add to plate.

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Step 3

Peel large carrot.  Cut into “coins” and add to plate.

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Step 4

Rinse celery, pat dry and then chop into thin slices.  Plate.

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Step 5

Cut Honey Crisp apple in half.  Thinly slice or cut into cubes and then add to salad.

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Step 6

Cut ripe avocado in half, remove pit and then add to plate.  (The avocado rose is totally optional 😉 )

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Step 7

Sprinkle blanched almond pieces on salad.

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I always add a protein source such as pastured chicken or beef, wild caught fish, or an organic egg (or 2) to my salads as well.  Sometimes it’s simply in the form of a protein bar (eaten on the side) because I don’t have time for extra cooking and there isn’t any meat leftover in the fridge.  I typically use balsamic and olive oil as a dressing, sometimes just plain mustard.

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Be sure to tag me on social media if you make one of my creations or are inspired by my recipes – I’d love to see 🙂

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Enjoy!

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