Fall Clementine Harvest Salad

This Fall Clementine Harvest Salad is a kale and arugula salad with cinnamon roasted sweet potato, pumpkin seeds, pecans, dried cranberries, clementine slices, goat cheese and a cinnamon clementine vinaigrette.

Clementine Fall Harvest Salad

This post is sponsored by Darling Clementines®, all opinions are my own.

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I love a good fall harvest salad, and THIS is a good one 😉 

Clementines don’t really pop to mind when you think of fall foods, but their sweet, citrus flavor pairs so well with the rich flavors of fall. This Fall Clementine Harvest Salad comes to life when it is dressed with a sweet and tangy Cinnamon Clementine Vinaigrette! The cinnamon flavor just works perfectly with the clementine, you gotta try it!  

Clementine Fall Harvest Salad

 

ABOUT DARLING CLEMENTINES®

LGS Sales is a citrus importer founded by Luke Sears nearly 30 years ago. Sears is known for being the first to bring clementines to the US. Darling Clementines® are grown on the most fertile citrus groves in Chile, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Morocco. Not only are Darling Clementines® bursting with flavor, they’re also packed with a healthy dose of vitamin C. The goal of LGS Sales is to share life’s sweetest moments with customers around the world, Darling Clementines® are always in season allowing us to enjoy them year round! 

 

Clementine Fall Harvest Salad

What You Need to Make Fall Clementine Harvest Salad

 

Kale – Kale massaged with olive oil serves as the base of the salad. Kale is packed with fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron and other nutrients. 

Arugula – I love mixing a little arugula into kale salads, arugula has a distinct, herby, almost spicy flavor that adds a nice contrast to the kale. 

Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potato, cut into cubes and roasted with cinnamon adds not only great fall flavor to the salad, but also extra substance to fill you up. 

Darling Clementines® – In addition to the clementine dressing, slices of Darling Clementines® add a bright, fresh citrusy flavor. 

Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds – Both types of nuts add a crunchy texture to the salad. 

Dried Cranberries – The dried cranberries add the perfect pop of sweetness. 

Goat Cheese – Goat cheese is creamy and has a distinct flavor that pairs well with everything going on in the salad. 

 

Cinnamon Clementine Vinaigrette

How to Make Cinnamon Clementine Vinaigrette 

 

You will be amazed at just how juicy Darling Clementines® are! Just 2 clementines gave me 1/4 cup of juice to use in the dressing. Mix that with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, cinnamon and salt and the dressing is ready to go! 

Clementine Fall Harvest Salad

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Fall Clementine Harvest Salad


  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This Fall Clementine Harvest Salad is a kale and arugula salad with cinnamon roasted sweet potato, pumpkin seeds, pecans, dried cranberries, clementine slices, goat cheese and a cinnamon clementine vinaigrette.


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Ingredients

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

2 cups sweet potato (about 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes

2 tbps olive oil

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

dash of salt

Cinnamon Clementine Vinaigrette

1/4 cup fresh squeeze Darling Clementine juice (about 2 Darling Clementines)

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

dash of salt

Harvest Salad

8 cups kale

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cups baby arugula

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

3 Darling Clementines, peeled

2oz crumbled goat cheese

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup pecan pieces

2 tbsp pumpkin seeds


Instructions

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Preheat oven to 425°F

Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into about 1-inch cubes

Add sweet potato to a bowl and pour in olive oil, toss to coat

Add the cinnamon and salt, toss

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Spread the sweet potato in a single layer on the baking sheet

Bake for about 30 minutes until the sweet potato is soft

Remove from oven, set aside to cool

Cinnamon Clementine Vinaigrette

Add the clementine juice, olive oil and apple cider vinegar to a small bowl, whisk

Whisk in the honey, salt and cinnamon

Set dressing aside

Harvest Salad

Add the kale to a large bowl

Pour the olive oil over the kale

Using clean hands massage the kale for about a minute

Add the arugula and toss

Add the roasted sweet potatoes, clementines, goat cheese, dried cranberries, pecan pieces and pumpkin seeds, toss

Pour the Cinnamon Clementine Vinaigrette over the salad and toss*

Serve and enjoy

Notes

*You can also serve the salad and then dress it individually

  • Category: salad

Keywords: #fallharvestsalad

 

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