Autumn Kale Harvest Salad

autumn kale harvest salad recipe

Stop what you’re doing right now and make this delicious, nutrient-packed, refreshing Autumn Kale Harvest Salad! It’s filled with so many great ingredients including some quinoa for extra protein, pomegranate seeds and sautéed butternut squash. It’s crunchy, zesty, so flavorful, and perfect for Fall. Don’t miss making this one with peach season coming to an end. It’s such a delicious combo, so healthy, and will turn anyone into a salad lover! I guarantee you’ll be making it on repeat like we are!

Here’s a video of how I put my Autumn Kale Harvest Salad together! For another delicious and healthy quinoa dish, check out this Mediterranean Power Bowl recipe.

autumn kale harvest salad recipe


What You'll Need:

+ 1 bunch kale, washed and finely chopped

+ 2 cups cooked quinoa

+ 2 tbsp. EVOO, divided

+ 1 ½ cups butternut squash, diced (approximately half of 1 small butternut squash)

+ 1 red bell pepper, diced

+ 1 large or 2 small peaches, diced (I love @peaches.la_ )

+ 1 cup pomegranate seeds

+ ½ cup pepitas

+ ½ cup slivered almonds

+ Flaky sea salt to taste

+ ¼ cup EVOO

+ 2 tbsp. white balsamic vinaigrette

+ Juice of 1 lemon

+ 1 tbsp. Honey or maple syrup

+ Salt & pepper to taste


1. In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tbsp. olive oil. Add butternut squash and saute for 8-10 minutes (if pieces are a bit larger increase time accordingly and stir occasionally until tender). Then, add bell pepper and saute for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally. Turn heat off and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add kale, 1 tbsp. Olive oil, and flaky sea salt to taste. Massage with hands to tenderize.

3. For the dressing: In a measuring cup or small bowl, add white balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper and whisk to combine. Stream in olive oil while whisking constantly to emulsify.

4. To the massaged kale, add quinoa, butternut squash bell pepper mixture, peaches, pomegranate seeds, pepitas, and slivered almonds. Drizzle dressing overtop and toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!

Tips: Once peaches are out of season, sub apples – they’re delicious in this!
It keeps in the fridge for 3-4 days but will become a bit softer as the days go on. This is one of those salads that can even taste better the next day.

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