This autumn chopped kale and spinach salad has pumpkin seeds, cranberries and goat cheese -- perfect for Thanksgiving | Thanksgiving.com

Autumn Chopped Kale and Spinach Salad

As much as I love stuffing, cheesy potatoes and turkey at Thanksgiving, I need a little green in my life. I always crave salad, even during the holidays. Especially when said salad is topped with apples, goat cheese, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. It’s an in-your-face salad extravaganza.

Just to make this salad even more fall-inspired, I made the vinaigrette out of pumpkin seed oil, honey, champagne vinegar and just a touch of garlic. This salad is totally delicious and perfect for your holiday feast or just a normal weekday lunch. Your Thanksgiving guests will be asking you for the recipe for this Autumn Chopped Kale and Spinach Salad.

This autumn chopped kale and spinach salad has pumpkin seeds, cranberries and goat cheese -- perfect for Thanksgiving | Thanksgiving.com

Autumn Chopped Kale Salad
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 cups baby kale and spinach mix
  • 2 large apples, cubed
  • ⅓ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seed oil
  • 2 teaspoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Add kale and spinach mix to a large platter or salad bowl.
  2. Top with apples, goat cheese, cranberries and pumpkin seeds.
  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl add orange juice, honey, pumpkin seed oil, champagne oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Whisk to fully combine and drizzle over salad.