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Harvest Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

Simple Autumn Salad with Maple Tahini DressingFriends, say hello to your new favorite autumn salad.

Grocery stores, farmers markets, and gardens are bursting with the final harvest of the year. This, of course, includes squash in more varieties than most people can imagine.

Simple roasted delicata squash for harvest salad recipe

My love for the particular delicata squash meets my love for fresh fall apples in this simple, flavorful, vegan, and gluten free salad.

Let’s make a Harvest Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing.

Healthy autumn salad recipe with maple tahini dressing

Delicata squash is my favorite of the fall squashes. While its skin is hard at first, its inside is creamy and sweet when baked. Paired with crunchy apples and crispy chickpeas, this salad is one of many textures and flavors.

To top it all off, I am sharing one of my favorite dressings—my maple tahini dressing. This recipe is simple, yet such a show-stopper. The bitter and earthy tahini pairs perfectly with the maple syrup to create an autumn mixture like non other. 

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! It is:

Colorful

Full of flavor

Earthy

Multi-Textured

Sweet

Nutrient-dense

& so easy to make!

Harvest Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing recipe by The Local Sprout

If you try this recipe, be sure to comment, leave a rating, and don’t forget to tag a photo #thelocalsprout on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

For more recipes like this, check out my late summer salad with tahini dressing, summer panzanellarainbow hummus salad bowl, or my avocado pesto pasta salad

Harvest Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

Friends, say hello to your new favorite autumn salad. My harvest salad with maple tahini dressing is simple, flavorful, vegan, gluten free salad, and comes together in just 40 minutes.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entrée, Salad, Side
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan
Yield: 4 large salads

Materials

Salad:

  • 1 delicata squash cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil or sub coconut oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 cup crispy chickpeas homemade or store-bought
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds

Maple Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • On a large baking sheet, toss squash with oil, salt and pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until squash is fork-tender and slightly golden.
  • While squash bakes, prepare dressing by whisking all ingredients in small bowl or cup. Taste, and adjust flavors as desired (adding extra tahini for earthiness, maple syrup for sweetness, apple cider vinegar for tang, and salt for saltiness).
  • Prepare the salad by layering cooked delicata squash, apple, and chickpeas over the spinach. Sprinkle with hemp seeds.
  • Serve immediately with dressing on the side, pouring over individual servings as needed.
  • Leftovers will keep refrigerated in airtight containers for up to 3 days, though best served fresh.

Notes

Nutrition information is a rough estimate of 1/4 of the recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad of 4 | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.9g | Protein: 9.2g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Cholesterol: 35.9mg | Sodium: 633mg | Fiber: 7.5g | Sugar: 17.8g

The Local Sprout

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