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Fall Harvest Salad, Featuring Daily Turmeric Dressing

Fall Harvest Salad, Featuring Daily Turmeric Dressing

| Sarah Rotavera | November 21, 2016 |

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Fall Harvest Salad with Turmeric Dressing- fall’s best produce served with a creamy superfood turmeric dressing. Perfect for the holidays or as a healthy side with dinner!

Can you guys believe it’s the week of Thanksgiving already?

I’ve been so busy trying to get settled that it snuck right up on me. We don’t have plans to go home this year because it’s a little too soon but I will definitely be making us a meal at home. So far the menu includes my Mushroom Lentil Loaf, Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Casserole, Simple Green Beans and this colorful fall harvest salad.

Because leftovers, duh.

Fall Harvest Salad with MegaFood Daily Turmeric Dressing

This salad features some of fall’s best produce: roasted delicata squash, crisp sweet apple, and tart pomegranate arils on a bed of massaged kale.

Then for the dressing, we’re going the superfood route with hemp seeds and turmeric. I’ve been obsessed with MegaFood’s Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder for months now and have been using it every morning in my daily smoothie. I love that it’s specifically formulated with nutrients that compliment turmeric, such as black pepper and tart cherry extract, to offer optimum health benefits.*

I figured why not throw it in a dressing too?

Fall Harvest Salad with MegaFood Daily Turmeric Dressing

Because the flavor of the powder is pretty subtle, I added a little more ground turmeric with ginger and a pinch of cayenne. Between the creaminess from the hemp seeds and the flavor of the Dijon mustard, shallot, maple syrup and lemon juice; it’s almost good enough to drink. But we’ll save that part for the smoothies. ;)

Fall Harvest Salad with MegaFood Daily Turmeric Dressing

Fall Harvest Salad With Turmeric Dressing

Fall Harvest Salad with Turmeric Dressing- fall’s best produce served with a creamy superfood turmeric dressing. Perfect for the holidays or as a healthy side with dinner!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine:Turmeric
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6 people

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SALAD

  • 1 medium delicata squash
  • 2 bunches kale stems removed and chopped
  • 1 lemon juice
  • splash of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 apples cored and sliced
  • 1/2 c. pomegranate arils

TURMERIC DRESSING

  • 1/2 c. hemp seeds
  • 1/2 c. lemon juice about 2 lemons
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 small shallot about 3 tablespoons
  • 1 t. pure maple syrup
  • 1 scoop MegaFood Daily Turmeric Booster
  • 1/4 t. ginger
  • 1/4 t. turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of cayenne optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Chop off the stem of the squash, slice in half then use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and flesh. Cut each side into 1/2-inch pieces then arrange on the baking sheet. Lightly spray or coat each piece with high heat oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake for 12 minutes on each side, until tender and light golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the salad by placing the kale in a large bowl. Pour in the olive oil, juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of salt. Massage it into the kale for about 1 minute. Top with diced apple and pomegranate arils then set aside.
  3. Prepare the dressing by combining all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Add more water as needed to thin. Transfer to a small container and set aside.
  4. Once the squash is done, place it in the bowl with the kale and toss to combine. Top with turmeric dressing, serve immediately and enjoy!

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.