A Fall-inspired Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Apple, Kale and Black Rice tossed in a maple vinaigrette, topped with Maple Pecans and dried cranberries. A tasty Thanksgiving Salad, or vegan dinner idea!
- Note: You can make maple glazed pecans at the same time (or ahead). In a bowl, toss pecans with maple syrup, and season with salt and pepper. Place on a parchement-lined baking sheet and roast in the oven, 13-14 minutes, giving a stir halfway through. Let them roast until they just darken slightly. Remove from oven, and using a metal spatula, loosen, then let cool 5-10 minutes, and loosen again. Let cool completely. scrape up, breaking apart, and store in an airtight container.
Feel free to sub delicata squash, sliced into rings.
Make the maple glazed pecans ahead and keep on hand for salads and such.
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