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Large bowl of salad with smaller bowls to the side

Fall Harvest Salad

Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Compliments many cuisines
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Julie
A salad composed of sweet and savory ingredients tossed with a maple mustard vinaigrette
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  • 1 delicata squash 12-16 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup red onion sliced
  • ½ cup hazelnuts
  • ½ cup manchego cheese
  • 6 cups lettuce assorted greens such as baby kale, arugula, watercress, or mesclun mix


  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven, 425 °
  • Wash the greens and let them drain while the other ingredients are prepped.
  • Cut the delicata squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Cut the halves into ¼-inch half-moons. Place on a sheet pan and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. The amount of olive oil needed depends on the size of the squash. If you have a smaller squash you may not need a full 2 tablespoons of oil. Place in oven.
  • Roast for 10 minutes. Flip the pieces over and roast for an additional 10 minutes.
  • While the squash is in the oven, put the hazelnuts on another sheet pan and roast for about 6-7 minutes, just until golden brown. Once cooled off, rough chop the nuts.
  • Thinly slice the red onion.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, slice very thin shards of manchego cheese.

Make the vinaigrette

  • Add the vinegar to a small bowl. Add about ½ teaspoon salt to the bowl and wait until it is dissolved. The mustard and the maple syrup are added next. Whisk until completely combined. In a steady stream, add the olive oil and continue to whisk. Adjust the seasoning by adding pepper.
  • Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add the vinaigrette and toss to coat.


Any salty and firm cheese can work with this recipe.  Others to try are parmesan,
Gruyere, or Emmental.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1804IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1mg