Fall harvest salad in a large bowl with an orange linen towel nearby

Fall Harvest Salad

This Fall Harvest Salad is inspired by the seasonal veges that are popular in autumn - including kale, sweet potatoes and beets tossed in a tahini dressing!
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Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
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Total Time: 50 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 364.69kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1/2 cup quinoa uncooked
  • 8 ounces kale de-stemmed and chopped, about 6 cups
  • 1/2 pound Brussel sprouts thinly sliced, about 3 cups
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 4 beets cooked, chopped
  • ¼ cup feta cheese

Tahini Dressing

  • 1/2 cup tahini paste
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to directions on package and cool completely.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway through. Set aside to cool.
  • While quinoa and sweet potatoes are cooling, whisk together the tahini dressing.
  • Add kale to a salad bowl. Pour dressing over kale and toss until kale is evenly coated.
  • Toss in the cooled quinoa, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. Add beets and feta cheese on top and serve.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 2-3 days in the fridge. The salad may start to get softer though from the dressing.
Make Ahead Tips: I would highly recommend washing and drying the kale a day or two days in advance of chopping it. This gives the kale time to dry properly and remain dry when you chop it.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However, feel feel free to make adjustments as you see fit.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate only. It will vary based on the specific ingredients used.

Nutrition

Calories: 364.69kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.69g | Protein: 11.69g | Fat: 21.68g | Saturated Fat: 3.44g | Cholesterol: 5.56mg | Sodium: 266.03mg | Potassium: 875.68mg | Fiber: 6.99g | Sugar: 7.27g | Vitamin A: 10266.67IU | Vitamin C: 87.61mg | Calcium: 167.58mg | Iron: 3.56mg