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Fall Harvest Salad

Fall Harvest Salad

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This fall harvest salad is a chopped salad that's loaded with the all best flavors of fall. It's layered with kale, cranberries, apple, roasted sweet potato, pecans & more. The dressing is a simple, 5-ingredient Creamy Tahini Dressing that will have you craving this salad all season long!



For the sweet potato:

  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper

For the salad:

  • 5 cups shredded kale
  • 1 large red apple, diced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ⅓ cup shredded parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the dressing:

  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Prep the sweet potato: preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the cubed sweet potato and toss with the oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Bake the sweet potato: bake for 20 - 30 minutes, until cooked through. Flip after 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Mix the dressing: in a small bowl or jar, mix the dressing. Add water if you need to thin the dressing.
  4. Massage the kale: add the kale to a large bowl and use your fingers to toss and massage it in tablespoons of olive oil. This helps soften the kale.
  5. Assemble the salad: add all of the salad ingredients, including the cooked sweet potato, to the bowl with the kale. Drizzle as much of the dressing as preferred on top and toss to coat.
  6. Serve: this salad can be enjoyed immediately or stored in an airtight container in the fridge for later. It will stay good for about 4-5 days.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salad


  • Serving Size: 1/5th of recipe
  • Calories: 424
  • Sugar: 11.9g
  • Sodium: 569mg
  • Fat: 29.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.8g
  • Fiber: 5.7g
  • Protein: 9.9g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg

Keywords: fall, salad, harvest, kale, sweet potato, autumn, thanksgiving, apple, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, tahini, tahini dressing, green, leafy, meal prep