When I asked on Instagram what you guys wanted to see in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, the majority of the responses were “healthy side dishes!” Well, consider this autumn side salad that. It’s super quick to throw together (you can even assign it to the least capable cook in the household), light enough that it won’t ruin your appetite for the big ticket items (read: turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie), but the taste is anything but lacking.
Autumn Harvest Side Salad
1 bag of chopped kale
2-3 honey crisp apples, thinly sliced
5-7 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds
3-5 tablespoons of toasted pumpkin seeds
2 cups roasted butternut squash
4 tbsp apple white balsamic vinegar (or a similar product in a store near you)
Place the kale and balsamic in a bowl and toss until leaves are thoroughly coated.
Add in pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, and butternut squash and toss everything together again.
Finally place apple slices all around bowl, tucked under leaves here and there, for that final polished look!
It’s still a little unbelievable that Thanksgiving is in three days. As always, I’m wanting time to slow down but also getting SO ready to finally blast some Christmas tunes and bust out my favorite decorations! I haven’t packed or even prepared at ALL for my upcoming trip, so I’m signing off early to at least attempt some progress on that. Much love, friends!