Recipe: Fall Harvest Salad

September 16, 2021 Swedish Nutrition Team

This salad offers a balanced mix of both sweet and salty, with soft and crunchy. A perfect fall recipe chalk full of flavor and variety. Throw together in no-time with an easy homemade vinaigrette.

Total cook time: 12 minutes


  • 2 bags of spring mix greens
  • ¼ cup cooked quinoa (cooled)
  • 1 large red apple cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tsp. minced green onions
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add your mixed greens to a large bowl.
  2. Add your salad ingredients and toss gently.
  3. To make the vinaigrette, add the green onion, garlic, and balsamic vinegar in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Whisk the olive oil in until emulsified.
  5. Drizzle the salad with the dressing, toss to coat and serve immediately.

Adapted from The Food Café

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