Healthy Harvest Salad

Healthy Harvest Salad

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Harvest Salad:

  • 3 cups of Romaine (or other dark lettuce) chopped or torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pear, thinly sliced or cut in chunks
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced or cut in chunks
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of dried cranberries or cherries roughly sliced in half
  • 2 ounces of pecans or another choice, or about 1/2 cup of whole, 1/4 cup chopped, toasted

Garlicky Dijon Dressing:

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar or more to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil


Harvest Salad:

Mix all ingredients and then dress with about 2 to 3 tablespoons of Harvest Dressing. If preparing ahead, toss the cut pears and apples in a little dressing (or lemon juice) to preserve their color.

To toast the pecans, add them to a medium-hot skillet, tossing frequently until they begin to give off an aroma.

Garlicky Dijon Dressing:

This recipe makes a little over a cup, enough for at least two salads.

Combine ingredients and shake vigorously in a lidded jar. Store in the refrigerator door (where the olive oil is less likely to harden.)

Harvest Dressing will keep for weeks/months but it the olive oil hardens in the fridge, bring up to room temperature before using. Simply place on the counter while preparing dinner or place in the microwave for several seconds.

Keywords: Apple, cranberries, dried cranberries, Dried Fruit, Fruit, Nuts and Seeds, Olive oil, Pear, Pecans, Salad, Salad Dressings