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Winter Harvest Salad

winter harvest saladWinter Harvest Salad…

Does anyone else go to the store without a plan and then end up loading up on ALL the vegetables?

I did that last week at Trader Joe’s.  I hadn’t planned what I was cooking for the week and when I got there, everything looked good!

When I saw they had a couple new salad dressings that were vegan and oil free, I immediately wanted a salad!

I came up with this combo with all my finds from Trader Joe’s… I call it Winter Harvest Salad.

winter harvest salad

Winter Harvest Salad


Acorn Squash sliced verically, seeded, then sliced into 3/4" slices

Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, warmed and sliced in half

Cruciferous Crunch

Baby Beets, room temp and sliced

Baked Tofu, chopped

Almond Butter Turmeric Dressing


Toss the acorn squash with olive oil and the salt & pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet and roast in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for a bit.

Arrange all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!


I’m linking up with Confessions of a Mother RunnerA Whisk and Two WandsThe Fit Foodie Mama, and Food, Pleasure and Health  for #MeatlessMonday!


  1. Deborah Brooks

    Brussels, beets and tofu all of my faves in one spot! Thanks for linking up with us today for meatless Monday
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      it’s a salad bowl full of goodness!

  2. Patrick@looneyforfood.com

    I can’t imagine going to the store without a list to follow, Id buy EVERYTHING then get home and not know what to do. LOL this looks so good!
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Oh, yea… me too! I really try not to go without a list.

  3. Kim G

    LOL I have definitely done that at the supermarket before. All the produce looks so fresh and yummy so it’s hard not to buy everything!
    Looks like all those random veggies came together to make a yummy salad!

    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I’m really bad at wanting all the food if I don’t go in with a list or a plan.

  4. Clarinda

    This does sound good. Is it kind of a warm salad?
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Kinda… or at least room temp.

  5. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

    I always have a plan. 🙂 I’m a good cook, but in general, not a good recipe developer. This sounds delish — except for the acorn squash. I could always sub butternut, though!

    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I like to have a plan… and I don’t like to go to the store hungry, . I think butternut would work great in this.


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