Virtual Vegan Potluck: Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Dianne November 16, 2013 46
Virtual Vegan Potluck: Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette It’s time for the Virtual Vegan Potluck! We’re happy to be participating this time, and we’ve brought a harvest salad that comes together quickly and is perfect for starting your Thanksgiving meal off with. The pumpkin dressing is really the star of this dish and your guests will be raving about it for days after their meal is long gone.

Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1 large head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 4 – 6 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small green apple, sliced
  • Corn, sliced fresh from one cob
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 or 4 fresh sage leaves, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

 

Preparation:

Mix all of the vinaigrette ingredients together in a blender. Then toss all of the salad ingredients together and top with the dressing.

Serves 2 as a main dish or 4 to 6 as a side

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46 Comments »

  1. luminousvegans November 16, 2013 at 6:48 am -

    This salad sounds so refreshing. I love granny smith apples for their tartness…paired with sweet cranberries..delish!

  2. Poppy November 16, 2013 at 8:51 am -

    Oh my gosh I am soo excited by that pumpkin vinaigrette!

  3. Poppy November 16, 2013 at 8:53 am -

    You’ve linked forward to the wrong blog, the one after you is http://helloveggy.com/2013/11/16/green-salad-beet-con-crisps/ :)

  4. Dianne
    Dianne November 16, 2013 at 9:07 am -

    Hello Veggy’s post didn’t go live on time so the potlucks’s organizers asked me to change my link to the next one in the chain.

  5. Suzanne @ hello, veggy! November 16, 2013 at 9:35 am -

    I never would have thought to use pumpkin puree in a dressing! Great idea!

  6. Rebecca Jane November 16, 2013 at 10:49 am -

    Pumpkin dressing- yes! i have two pumpkins just begging for inspiration xx

  7. Zoe November 16, 2013 at 11:19 am -

    This looks so delicious! Definitely something to try.

  8. Trish @infinebalance November 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm -

    Love the idea of a pumpkin vinaigrette! Salad looks lovely

  9. Annie November 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm -

    Something about Granny Smith apples, cranberries, and vinegar…So good.

    FYI, Hello Veggy was just late. Please link to:
    http://helloveggy.com/2013/11/16/green-salad-beet-con-crisps/

  10. Dianne
    Dianne November 16, 2013 at 12:45 pm -

    Yeah, I realized it and fixed it. Thanks, Annie!

  11. screwdestiny November 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm -

    Zomg, this looks incredible! I think I may make it and eat it all myself…

  12. Amy Annette November 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm -

    Can’t wait to try out this vinaigrette!

  13. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) November 16, 2013 at 3:13 pm -

    That salad looks great, and making pumpkin vinaigrette is a wonderful idea!

  14. Dianne
    Dianne November 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm -

    Thank you, Allison!

  15. Dianne
    Dianne November 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm -

    Thank you, Amy! I hope you enjoy it!

  16. Dianne
    Dianne November 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm -

    Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!

  17. Dianne
    Dianne November 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm -

    Thanks, Zoe! I hope you enjoy it!

  18. Kelli November 16, 2013 at 5:27 pm -

    That looks beautiful ~ so fresh and crunchy. Love the pumpkin viniagrette!

  19. Keely @ Gormandize November 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm -

    This looks totally gorgeous, bookmarked! Lovely to have you in the potluck! :)

  20. Liezl November 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm -

    I like it. I often use bean “mush” (my own version of hummus) as a dressing but I am definitely going to try the pumpkin dressing soon.
    Thank you for a great recipe.

  21. gigiveganville November 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm -

    OOoh granny smiths spell Autumn. Perfectly paired with cranberries and wow pumpkin vinaigrette to boot. This salad is a vegan paradise.

  22. Inge (Soup and Such) November 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm -

    This dressing is such a good idea! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Laura November 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm -

    Added this to my “must make immediately upon returning to the states” list! =)

  24. Deb E November 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm -

    Anything with pumpkin has my vote. Pinned this to make.

  25. Maggie Muggins November 17, 2013 at 10:13 pm -

    Gorgeous salad! All the fresh and crispy ingredients sound perfect, love the idea of a pumpkin vinaigrette.

  26. marion ellis November 17, 2013 at 10:37 pm -

    Thanks Dianne ,mmmm mmm this does look refreshing and appealing to the eyes , makes the taste buds work. Simple yet colourful ; nice combination of
    ingredients .Great vinaigrette .

  27. Yinka November 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm -

    This is beautiful… and sounds incredible. I’m now eyeballing the Granny Smiths on my dining room table.

  28. Dianne
    Dianne November 18, 2013 at 9:33 am -

    Thank you, Marion!

  29. Dianne
    Dianne November 18, 2013 at 9:33 am -

    Thank you!

  30. Dianne
    Dianne November 18, 2013 at 9:34 am -

    Thank you, Deb! I hope you enjoy it!

  31. Dianne
    Dianne November 18, 2013 at 9:35 am -

    I hope you like it!

  32. Dianne
    Dianne November 18, 2013 at 9:35 am -

    Thank you!

  33. Ashley Cook
    A. Cook November 18, 2013 at 11:14 am -

    Pumpkin vinaigrette–yes please!!!

  34. Teresa November 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm -

    Your pumpkin vinaigrette looks amazing! I love getting new ideas. Thank you!

  35. Dianne
    Dianne November 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm -

    Thank you, Teresa!

  36. Elyse @ Lizzie Fit November 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm -

    Pumpkin vinaigrette?! That sounds like my kinda salad dressing. Pinned :)

  37. Jessica November 19, 2013 at 1:38 am -

    Pumpkin vinaigrette? YEEEEES More things to put pumpkin on!

  38. Jeni November 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm -

    The salad looks so refreshing! I love the idea of using pumpkin puree in the dressing!

  39. Celeste November 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm -

    I love the sound of the pumpkin vinaigrette! This salad would be perfect for Thanksgiving!! :)

  40. Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} November 23, 2013 at 10:26 am -

    I am loving this salad! Pumpkin vinaigrette sounds like a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Happy VVP!

  41. Angela December 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm -

    Congratulations on bringing the best salad to this VVP!!

  42. Dianne
    Dianne December 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm -

    Thank you, Angela!

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